PUPILS at Kinlochleven High School have been rewarded for their volunteering and community action.
More than 100 pupils recently received their SALTIRE certificates from Ian Blackford MP in a presentation marking the thousands of hours the pupils have dedicated to volunteering in the community.
Kinlochleven High School head teacher Rebecca Machin, said: ‘Eighty seven Kinlochleven High School pupils contributed 3,000 hours of volunteering last year.
‘I didn’t think that could be improved upon, however, this year we had 113 volunteers contributing more than 5,000 hours.
‘It is only right and proper our young people’s hard work is recorded and recognised through this government supported award scheme.’
The pupils organised and took part in a wide range of activities, including the school’s Christmas show, which raised more than £2,000 for their community, the Active Schools Sports Leader initiative and the Rock Challenge.
The 113-strong team of pupils also worked with the UNICEF Club, which helps raise money for charities such as Social Bite, Water Aid, Breast Cancer Awareness and Down Syndrome Scotland, as well as volunteering with Kinlochlovin’ and presenting on the Drive Time Show for Nevis Radio.
Mrs Machin continued: ‘For a school as small as ours to have so many taking part is a great testament to the fabulous community spirit and enterprise we have here.’