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