Golden moment for Stonelaw High trio
Pupils meet royalty
A trio of Rutherglen school pupils had a brush with royalty this month.
Rachael Rice, Hannah Robertson and Robert Hamilton from Stonelaw High School all achieved their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award this year.
And the three of them were thrilled to receive their award at a special presentation ceremony hosted by HRH Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex.
He held the event at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on July 3 for eight young people from South Lanarkshire.
On hand to present the awards was 2014 Commonwealth silver medallist for badminton, Kirsty Gilmour.
Their proud parents were also invited along to watch.
All the recipients had completed 12 months of hard work and effort to achieve the honour.
They completed five sections, including volunteering, skill, physical, five day residential and also undertook a four day expedition.
HRH Prince Edward praised the young people for their dedication, and also made special mention of the dedication and commitment of Duke of Edinburgh leaders, parents and support teams in helping the young people to achieve their goal.
Rachael, Hannah and Robert weren’t the only Stonelaw pupils to achieve the award this year.
Catherine Alexander, Erin McCann and Jennifer Sweeney also completed the award, although they were unable to attend the ceremony.
Anne Donaldson, Head of Education (Inclusion) said: “Our congratulations go to each of the young people whose success was celebrated at the awards presentation.
“The achievement of the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award by our young people is highly impressive.”
Gold standard Kirsty Gilmour (fourth from left) meets Robert Hamilton, Hannah Robertson and Rachael Rice (fifth, fourth and third from right)