Emo­tional end-of-year prize-giv­ing as Dun­beg Pri­mary head re­tires

The Oban Times - - Leisure -

IT WAS an emo­tional end- of-year prize-giv­ing cer­e­mony at Dun­beg Pri­mary School as pupils, par­ents and staff said good­bye to their award-win­ning head teacher.

Tears were shed as Sine MacVicar spent her last day at the pri­mary school, fol­low­ing a 44year ca­reer in Dun­beg.

Last week she re­ceived a life­time achieve­ment award at the Times Ed­u­ca­tional Sup­ple­ment (TES) school awards.

But be­fore Sine left, she was show­ered with gifts, such as a cam­era, which she will be able to use when she en­joys her ho­tel and spa day gift.

How­ever, the most mem­o­rable present she re­ceived was her very own piece of mu­sic.

The award-win­ning piper An­gus MacColl wrote Sine a leav­ing song and per­formed it in front of the school.

‘ What a priv­i­lege it was,’ Sine said. ‘I have loved An­gus com­ing into the school and what an in­spi­ra­tion he is to our pupils.

‘What an end to just such a happy ca­reer and to be with so many won­der­ful and sup­port­ive peo­ple – it’s just amaz­ing.’

Sine added: ‘Thank you all for the tremen­dous send- off I have had over the past few weeks and thanks to the pupils, par­ents, and for­mer pupils and par­ents.’

Sine MacVicar taught three gen­er­a­tions of one fam­ily. She is pic­tured with James Mac­Don­ald, his chil­dren Vicky and Jamie, and grand­chil­dren Car­ley and Chloe.

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