Ard­na­mur­chan High School cel­e­brates re­mark­able year

The Oban Times - - Lochaber Times -

ARD­NA­MUR­CHAN High School pupils have cel­e­brated a year of re­mark­able suc­cess.

The school’s an­nual cel­e­bra­tion of suc­cess, held last week, was well at­tended by friends and fam­i­lies giv­ing them, staff and the com­mu­nity the chance to come to­gether to cel­e­brate the achieve­ments of the young peo­ple.

In his speech, head teacher Christo­pher Mil­lar- Craig spoke of the re­mark­able suc­cesses of young peo­ple dur­ing the ses­sion, in­clud­ing win­ning the High­land fi­nal of the Maths Chal­lenge, the school’s record of 100 per cent pos­i­tive des­ti­na­tions for its young peo­ple, the in­tro­duc­tion of the Youth Phi­lan­thropy Ini­tia­tive and the suc­cess of the Gaelic Ed­u­ca­tion award.

Mr Mil­lar- Craig spoke of the im­por­tance of young peo­ple re­flect­ing on their own views and build­ing bridges with peo­ple of all be­liefs in the light of re­cent tragedies and acts of ter­ror­ism in the UK.

Se­nior pupils Kate Bradley and Innes Fer­gu­son de­liv­ered a witty over­view of the school year and ex­cel­lent mu­sic was pro­vided by Janie Paterson and Anna Jackson, the high school Scratch Band, Jonathan Ew­ers, who gave a clas­si­cal gui­tar solo, the school’s Mòd Folk Group, and Kate Bradley on Clarsach.

Spe­cial awards this year went to Du­gald Macin­tyre, the over­all school win­ner, and John Clark and Ewan Mac­Don­ald, who won the ru­ral ex­cel­lence award. The SGEULACHD award for en­ter­prise went to Ruby Till­ing, Ro­tary Club of Lochaber prize for en­deav­our went to Char­lie Plem­ing, the Ewan Gille­spie Memo­rial Tro­phy was awarded t Han­nah Hunter, and Lochaber Hous­ing As­so­ci­a­tion Cup for Aca­demic Achieve­ment in 2015-16 went to Char­lie Plem­ing.

Char­lie Plem­ing, Ruby Till­ing and Han­nah Hunter at the Ard­na­mur­chan awards cer­e­mony.

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