Suc­cess for Lomond School pupils

The Oban Times - - News -

A num­ber of Lomond School pupils – along with par­ents and staff – at­tended the Palace of Holy­rood­house on July 7 to re­ceive their Duke of Ed­in­burgh Gold Awards. The pres­ti­gious awards are pre­sented to young peo­ple who com­plete all sec­tions of the Gold Duke of Ed­in­burgh pro­gramme, which in­cludes an ex­pe­di­tion and five- day res­i­den­tial trip. The award is recog­nised and highly re­garded by uni­ver­si­ties and em­ploy­ers.

Prince Ed­ward, the Earl of Wes­sex, presents the award to the school’s prin­ci­pal, Jo­hanna Urquhart, cen­tre, with teacher Mrs Ni­cola Har­wood.

The school was also recog­nised for its par­tic­i­pa­tion in the awards over the years. Jo­hanna Urquhart, prin­ci­pal, said: ‘Lomond School’s lo­ca­tion means that there is a par­tic­u­lar em­pha­sis on out­door pur­suits. The Duke of Ed­in­burgh Award scheme is, with­out doubt, a sig­nif­i­cant fea­ture and we have en­joyed great suc­cess car­ry­ing out ex­pe­di­tions both lo­cally and abroad.’

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