School vol­un­teers’ ef­fort recog­nised

The Oban Times - - Districts -

A SCHOOL has re­ceived an ‘in­spi­ra­tional’ award in recog­ni­tion of its pupils com­plet­ing 3,000 hours of vol­un­teer­ing.

Get Set for Com­mu­nity Ac­tion was launched to em­power young peo­ple aged 14 to 19 to make a dif­fer­ence in their lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties in the run-up to, and dur­ing, the Rio 2016 Olympic and Par­a­lympic Games. Kin­lochleven High School was one of just 100 sec­ondary schools across the UK se­lected to take part in this na­tional project and last week it re­ceived a plaque and a com­mem­o­ra­tive book in recog­ni­tion of its out­stand­ing ef­fort. Mrs Machin, head teacher, said: ‘As a very small school, with a roll of only 145 pupils, to ac­cu­mu­late 3,000 hours of vol­un­teer­ing in six months was amaz­ing. We thought we had al­ready been re­warded through the visit of dou­ble Olympian Craig Ben­son ear­lier in the year.’

She con­tin­ued: ‘This com­mem­o­ra­tive plaque was a lovely sur­prise and some­thing to look back on, re­mem­ber­ing not only what has al­ready been achieved but what goals we as­pire to next. I am so proud of our young­sters.’

Kin­lochleven High School fourth-year pupils Mor­gan Ni­col­son, Holly MacKen­zie and Ian Mac­Don­ald with their awards.

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