Pupils honoured at council’s achievement ceremony

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More than 130 pupils from secondary schools in the district were awarded for their achievements at this year’s annual Council Achievements Awards.

The young people came from Bearsden Academy, Bishopbriggs Academy, Boclair Academy, Douglas Academy,

Kirkintilloch HS, Lenzie Academy, St. Ninian’s HS and Turnbull HS, as well as Campsie View School and Merkland School for the ceremony in Boclair Academy.

Hundreds of proud parents and friends gathered to witness pupils’ achievements spanned more than 20 sports including rowing, skiing, netball, karate, taekwondo, golf, table tennis and football as well as a range of other outdoor activities such as climbing and orienteering. Children were also recognised for their skills in debating, cooking, music, dancing, singing, acting and charity and community work.

The annual Celebration of Achievements Awards Ceremony was organised by the council’s Education Service. Councillor Maureen Henry, Education Committee Convener, said: “Recognising achievement and rewarding hard work is crucial to young people’s development and this event is a wonderful way of doing both those things. We have many young people in our schools whose achievements deserve to be celebrated and by running this event we give their families and friends an opportunity to share in their success and pay tribute to their efforts.

“Once more the list of achievements is simply amazing. Hours of practice and training have helped these young people become prolific in their chosen field; be it sport, the arts, music or dance. They all deserve applause with a special mention to those who are involved in volunteering and fundraising for charities.

“Well done to everyone who received an award tonight. I wish them every success in the future with whatever activities they pursue out with their school lives.”