Students rewarded for achievements

Mearns Castle High School award winers
Mearns Castle High School award winers

Pupils from East Renfrewshire schools have been rewarded for their outstanding achievements.

Over fifty individual and team honours have been presented at an awards ceremony.

They are in recognition of young people’s effort in a range of fields, which are over and above the commitment to their studies.

Recipients of the East Renfrewshire Council Convener’s Awards for Outstanding Achievement were nominated by their schools.

All pupils received an award and a certificate from the convener of education and equalities, Councillor Elaine Green.

All seven secondary schools – Eastwood, St Ninian’s Barrhead, Woodfarm, Williamwood, St Luke’s and Mearns Castle – were represented, as was Isobel Mair School, which is for pupils with additional support needs.

Councillor Elaine Green said: “The hard work, dedication, commitment and enthusiasm of the young people in our schools never fail to inspire and impress.

“Pupils are not only excelling in their academic work, they are also achieving in a host of fields, from music and sport to volunteering and art. All of this is over and above the huge effort they put into their studies.

“It is an honour to be able to reward these outstanding young people who thoroughly deserve the recognition, and it has been a privilege to hear of their successes. All are a credit to themselves.”

The award-winning pupils were joined by parents, head teachers and invited guests, including director of education Mhairi Shaw.

Convener for community services and community safety, Councillor Mary Montague, also presented some of the awards on the night, in the sports category.