The Wallace High School held a special end of year ceremony recently in recognition of the tremendous achievement of 23 of its Year 8 pupils gaining Platinum Awards in the school’s merit system.
Head of Year 8 Mrs Norma Cairns explained: “All pupils in Year 8 are given a merit card in which members of staff can record significant aspects of positive work, effort or conduct. These can range from academic excellence and improved effort to acts of kindness and maturity. I am happy to say that over 35% of our Year 8 pupils achieved a Gold Award this year, and am delighted that 23 Year 8 pupils were presented with their Platinum awards.”
Principal Mrs Deborah O’Hare welcomed pupils, parents and representatives from the pupils’ feeder primary schools to the Awards Ceremony, commenting that this was a very important occasion for the school. These sentiments were echoed by Mr Graham Sutton, Chairman of the Board of Governors.
Assistant Head of Year 8, Mrs Gillian Carson added: “The 23 Year 8 pupils receiving awards are a credit to the school and their families and I would like to applaud their lovely attitude which they display at all times and their willingness to help.”
Following the presentation pupils and their guests had the opportunity to relax over afternoon tea and coffee. They were also treated to a piano recital by talented Year 10 pupil Peter Martin.
Last modified: June 29, 2010