Published Friday, 22 June 2018
Young people from schools and nurseries across South Lanarkshire have been honoured at our annual Education Awards ceremony.
Staged at Hamilton Town House, the event is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our young people in nursery, primary, secondary and additional support needs schools, along with the wider achievements of the schools themselves over the past 12 months.
Recognition is given to young people not only for academic achievements, but for personal endeavour, sport, music, citizenship and enterprise.
And special recognition awards went to:
- Auchinraith Primary School, Blantyre – for charitable work
- Cathkin HS Under 14s football team – winners of the Scottish Schools’ FA Senior Shield
- Biggar Primary School – finalists in the national Enterprise contest, ‘Tycoon’
- St John Ogilvie High School – for their work tackling discrimination and gender-based violence
- Trinity High School – first secondary school in Scotland to win the UK national Nurture School Award
- Carstairs Primary school - For their new parental engagement pilot programme, Families Connect
- St Andrew’s and St Bride’s High School - British Champions of the Rotary Club’s Youth Speaks Public Speaking Competition
Councillor Katy Loudon, the chair of the council's Education Resources Committee, said: “The awards ceremony provides a fabulous platform for displaying the many achievements of our young people. It was an honour to discover more about each one of them and to be given the chance to congratulate all involved.
“That moment in the spotlight is so deserved and I applaud each award winner who proudly took centre stage to be recognised for what they have achieved. I also can’t speak highly enough about the work our staff in school do to support children’s learning and to encourage all pupils to aim high. The successful, engaged and talented young people at this event represent only the tip of the iceberg of what is being achieved in our classrooms every day.”
Musical entertainment was also provided by musicians and vocalists from across our secondary schools.