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The committee that published the ‘Sgoil a’ Bhac – Memories Through the Ages’ book that charted the history of Sgoil a’ Bhac decided to use some of the proceeds from the sale of the book to establish a prize in their name.
The new prize is awarded for excellence in the study of local history, geography or culture and was judged through the submission of special projects produced by our P7 pupils.
The first winner of the Book Committee Trophy and monetary prize was the Dux of the School, Andrew Macdonald, who’s project on the Gress River was considered to be outstanding. Highly Commended runners-up certificates were awarded to James Maclennan (Whaling), Erin Macleod (History of Back Free Church) and Ellie Macdonald (Baile Ghriais).
The school would like to thank the Book Committee for the contribution of this prize that will continue to be awarded in years to come for excellence in local studies.
Pictured below are members of the Book Committee presenting the prizes. Neil Murray also presented our special guest, Mr Fred Wildridge, with a copy of the book.
Read Andrew’s winning Project: AMD Project – The Gress River
At the end of the summer term, pupils, staff, parents and guests gathered at Sgoil a’ Bhac for the annual prize-giving ceremony and celebration of achievement.
We had an excellent attendance of parents and our special guests included Mr Fred Wildridge who presented this year’s prizes; Calum Macdonald, Parent Council Chairperson; our local councillor, Donald Crichton; Rev. Calum Iain Macleod and student David Macdonald.
We were delighted to be joined by members of the Sgoil a’ Bhac Memories Book Committee, who were in attendance for the first presentation of a trophy in their name. The prize, was awarded for excellence in local studies of the Back district. (history, geography or culture) As well as a trophy, the winner received a financial prize.
Children were awarded prizes for sports, citizenship, leadership and academic achievement. In addition, this year saw the introduction of new Achievement Prizes for each Gaelic and English year-group sponsored by our Parent Council.
The audience were entertained by an amazing whole-school performance of ‘Caledonia’ and our folk group and psalm precenting group also performed excellently. The ceremony concluded with the awarding of Dux of the School for 2015.
Click to view: List of Prize-winners 2015