Ardnamurchan High School celebrates remarkable year
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.