Bearsden Primary’s magnificent seven head off to Cambridge University

Bearsden Primary School 'Seven former pupils taught by current Head Teacher Mrs Young return to visit their old Primary before all heading of to Cambridge University.'Mrs Young with L to R Morven McAuley, Kathleen Gordon, Rhona Nairn, Ian and David Gibson, Dougie Morton and Alastair Stanley.'Photo by Paul Mc Sherry Thursday 12th Sept 2013.
Bearsden Primary School 'Seven former pupils taught by current Head Teacher Mrs Young return to visit their old Primary before all heading of to Cambridge University.'Mrs Young with L to R Morven McAuley, Kathleen Gordon, Rhona Nairn, Ian and David Gibson, Dougie Morton and Alastair Stanley.'Photo by Paul Mc Sherry Thursday 12th Sept 2013.

An impressive SEVEN former pupils of Bearsden Primary School have been accepted for Cambridge University this year.

Morven MacAulay (17) will study History at Clare College; Kathleen Gordon (17) will study Natural Sciences at Pembroke College; Rona Nairn (17) Law at Emmanuel College; Ian Gibson (17) Chemical Engineering at Downing College, his twin brother David Natural Sciences at Trinity Hall College; Douglas Morton (18) Law at Christ’s College and Alastair Stanley (18) Maths at Magdalene College.

Ian Gibson, who attended The High School of Glasgow with his brother David after Bearsden Primary School, said: “We loved Bearsden Primary so much that we chose to stay an extra year (P7) when we could have left to go to The High School of Glasgow.

“We got a superb education at Bearsden Primary, the support we got there was great, especially for maths.

“The teachers always pushed us to get as far ahead as we could so that we didn’t get bored - that was fantastic.”

He added: “I’m really looking forward to going to Cambridge University, my older brother and sister went there and they had a great time.

“Seeing them study there made us realise that it’s not something that’s out of reach.

“It will be nice to have my brother there with me and so many friends, so I won’t be alone and feel cut off from family and home.”

Morven MacAulay said: “I’m so excited about going. I shouted the news to my mum down the phone - she said her whole office heard me.

“There’s such intense competition that I hadn’t dared to think I would get in.”

Marianne Young, Bearsden Primary School head teacher, said: “I was delighted to hear that seven former pupils had been accepted by Cambridge University.

“The pupils were always hardworking and enthusiastic at primary and have continued to succeed throughout their school careers.

“This is a real achievement for these young people who have worked very hard to realise their ambitions. I wish them all the best and look forward to following their future careers with interest.”