Convener’s Award for Outstanding Achievement

Congratulations to the nine S6 pupils who were recognised for their achievements in the Convener’s Award for Outstanding Achievement 2014. Their achievements will be recognised at an awards ceremony on Wednesday 18 June at Carmichael Hall. Photographs of the pupils can be viewed here.

Ruth, Rebecca and Lana will receive an award for community services for their participation in the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative. The girls won the top prize (£3000) for their chosen charity, the Glasgow City Mission. Ruth, Rebecca and Lana applied themselves fully to the task and have made a real difference to their chosen charity.

Lawrence will receive an award for extra curricular activities as he was the main leader of the charities committee; assisted the school office with their duties; the main organiser of the school prom, graduation and year book as well as attending the local primary schools to teach French. All of these tasks were tackled with enthusiasm and dedication where Lawrence demonstrated outstanding leadership.

Mairi will receive an award for sports leadership. Mairi has been an exceptional addition to the P.E. department and was fully committed to sport and assisting other pupils. Mairi demonstrated her organisation, communication and leadership skills throughout the year. Mairi also supported pupils from Isobel Mair School assisting in their integration into the life of the school.

Luke will receive an award for creativity. Luke is a talented musician who has demonstrated dedication and commitment to his field. Luke won the regional round of the brass section in the BBC Musician of the Year competition as well as playing in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and winning the Gilbert Innes Brass prize at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Luke also performs in a variety of bands and orchestras.

Richard will receive an award for creativity. Richard is a talented musician who has demonstrated dedication and commitment to his field. Richard won the Gilbert Innes Woodwind prize at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland as well as the East Renfrewshire young Musician of the Year competition. He is also through to the Rotary Young Musician final for Scotland and the North of England. Richard also leads many of the band rehearsals as well as arranging pieces of music.

Niall will receive an award for extra curricular activities. Niall has been an outstanding addition to the Science department. Niall was heavily involved in the S1/S2 Science Club as well as the Primary Science Club and the STEM fair. Niall also volunteered on a weekly basis to assist pupils in S2 classes. Niall has demonstrated his outstanding leadership through a variety of activates within the science department.

Sean will receive an award for community services. Sean has demonstrated outstanding leadership at Isobel Mair school throughout the year. Sean consistently supported pupils both at Isobel Mair and at Williamwood both in class and their interactions outwith the classroom as well. Hic commitment to this voluntary work is commendable and he is continuing to volunteer at his local care home.