Achieve­ments praised

The Galloway News - - SCHOOL NEWS -

Young peo­ple in the Ste­wartry were re­warded at the Cel­e­bra­tion of Achieve­ment Awards at Dalbeattie Learn­ing Cam­pus.

They were joined by the coun­cil’s young per­sons ser­vice to recog­nise their re­mark­able achieve­ments as part of the Year of Young Peo­ple 2018 pro­gramme.

The event high­lighted to par­ents, friends, coun­cil­lors and special guests the breadth of ac­cred­ited ac­tiv­ity that young peo­ple in the area were ac­tively en­gaged in.

Th­ese in­clude the Peer Pro­ject Dalbeattie, Cham­pi­ons Board/Lis­ten2Us, sum­mer camps, and com­mu­nity vol­un­teer­ing.

Through th­ese ac­tiv­i­ties, the young peo­ple achieved Dy­namic Youth Awards, Saltire Awards, and SQA Vol­un­teer­ing Skills Awards.

The coun­cil’s young peo­ple’s cham­pion, Adam Wilson, said: “Our coun­cil de­vel­oped and im­ple­mented an am­bi­tious and bold Year of Young Peo­ple 2018 plan.

“I am de­lighted to see that eight months in it has al­ready been a huge suc­cess and this cel­e­bra­tion of achieve­ment event proves that.”

He added: “We have been able to thank so many young peo­ple for the hours of vol­un­teer­ing they have com­mit­ted, much of this ac­tiv­ity is a di­rect re­sult our Year of Young Peo­ple plan.

“The dif­fer­ence our young peo­ple have made to our lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties and our re­gion as a whole is im­mense and it was only right that we con­grat­u­late our young peo­ple for all their ef­forts and hard work. Once again I would like to con­grat­u­late all of the young peo­ple on their achieve­ments.”

The coun­cil would like to con­grat­u­late all the young peo­ple who come to their ser­vices and look for­ward to see­ing everyone again as all youth groups restart af­ter the sum­mer break. To see the new pro­gramme of ac­tiv­i­ties, go to www.face­­G.

New kids on the block The eight P1 starts at Hardgate Pri­mary are in the driv­ing seat.

Thumbs up Cas­tle Dou­glas Playgroup has ac­quired a new name on the eve of its 42nd birth­day. The group has been chris­tened Lit­tle Stars Nurs­ery af­ter par­ents chose the name in a vote. Since open­ing on Oc­to­ber 29, 1976, hun­dreds of chil­dren have come through its doors. Many grew up lo­cally and now bring their own chil­dren to the nurs­ery. Man­ager Sa­man­tha McEl­roy said: “We just thought peo­ple would like to know about the change be­cause we have been here for so long.”The nurs­ery op­er­ates from St John’s An­nex be­side the com­mu­nity cen­tre on Cot­ton Street.

Foot­ball equip­ment A very kind do­na­tion cour­tesy of a par­ent sourc­ing some goal­posts and an­other of new foot­balls has the pupils at Hardgate Pri­mary ea­ger to get out and start scor­ing goals. They are hope­ful the resur­faced area will soon be ready for com­pet­i­tive house matches.

Well done The young­sters with their cer­tifi­cates

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