Recognition for East Renfrewshire’s senior pupils

Councillor Paul O'Kane presented the honours to the pupils.
Councillor Paul O'Kane presented the honours to the pupils.

More than 40 East Renfrewshire young people have been honoured for their excellent achievements at an annual education awards event.

Pupils from all seven of the area’s secondary schools and Isobel Mair School were recognised for their special achievements at the Convener’s Awards for Outstanding Achievement.

A wide number of categories were awarded on the night, from creativity, sports and advocacy to independent living skills.

Each nomination for an award is submitted by teachers, with the winners of each category presented with a certificate and trophy at the event.

Councillor Paul O’Kane, convener for Education and Equalities, said: “It was an absolute honour to present the awards to this fantastic group of determined and highly motivated pupils at this annual event.

“I am always so amazed by the fantastic achievements and it is made all the more special this year as 2018 is The Year of Young People in Scotland.

“We heard about everything from sporting success to phenomenal volunteering exploits and also those who had achieved in the face of adversity.

He added: “These young people are incredibly hard working and committed, and are a credit to themselves and their school communities.”

Mhairi Shaw, director of education, added: “We are dedicated to offering an array of opportunities to all of our pupils to support them in their development to becoming confident young people.

“Combined with the support of teachers, fellow pupils and parents these young people are well equipped to excel in their future ventures beyond school and are excellent ambassadors for East Renfrewshire.”

To view the full list of local winners, you can visit www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/article/9567/East-Renfrewshire-pupils-achievements-recognised-with-special-awards.