Posh frocks, kilts and suits at high school grad­u­a­tions

The Oban Times - - Districts -

IT WAS posh frocks, kilts and suits all round for Lochaber High School’s sixth year grad­u­a­tion.

Seventy-four sixth years crossed the red car­pet on the school stage in front of proud par­ents, grand­par­ents, fam­ily and friends and were awarded a grad­u­a­tion cer­tifi­cate recog­nis­ing their con­tri­bu­tion to the school and wish­ing them well for the fu­ture.

Head teacher Jim Suther­land said: ‘The end of the school year is al­ways a sig­nif­i­cant time for our sixth years as they leave school and move on to pas­tures new. How­ever, 2017 has an added sig­nif­i­cance as this year’s sixth year leavers are the last group to have been born in the 20th cen­tury.

‘Since our sixth years were born in 1999 or 2000, much has changed in the world, much has changed in Scot­tish ed­u­ca­tion and much has changed in Lochaber High School.

‘ We can’t see what lies ahead but, look­ing back at pho­tos from their time at Lochaber High, it is clear we have a co­hort full of po­ten­tial, ac­tive, good-hu­moured, hard-work­ing and equipped with many of the skills re­quired to move for­ward with con­fi­dence. We wish you all the very best for the fu­ture.’

Af­ter the grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony, or­gan­ised by de­pute head teacher El­iz­a­beth Gow, sixth years and staff moved on to the Ben Nevis Ho­tel for a buf­fet fol­lowed by danc­ing to mu­sic from former pupil Robert Robert­son of up­com­ing band Tide Lines.

Ard­na­mur­chan High School held its an­nual grad­u­a­tion din­ner with staff and sixth year pupils at Min­garry Park res­tau­rant.

Head teacher Christo­pher Mil­lar- Craig praised the achieve­ments of the young peo­ple over their years at Ard­na­mur­chan High School and in his speech, shared mem­o­ries and sto­ries pro­vided by the young peo­ple. Each S6 pupil re­ceived a com­mem­o­ra­tive Ard­na­mur­chan High School con­fer­ence folder.

Mr Mil­lar- Criag said: ‘ We are al­ways very proud of the achieve­ments of our young peo­ple, and it is par­tic­u­larly poignant to share with our S6 at the grad­u­a­tion din­ner. We wish them ev­ery suc­cess in their next steps as they move on from Ard­na­mur­chan High School.’

Pho­to­graph: Iain Fer­gu­son The Write

Lochaber High School sixth year stu­dents at their grad­u­a­tion.

Ard­na­mur­chan High School grad­u­a­tion.

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