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
During the course of P7, our pupils participated in the Young Persons Leadership Programme. They learned many new skills in organisation, co-operation and leadership and enjoyed using their skills with they younger pupils in the school.
P7s were awarded their certificates during our prize-giving in June.
At our prize-giving in June, our departing P7 were presented with their ‘Bikeability’ certificates for successfully completing cycle training.
Thank you to Eric Macleod from Active Schools who helped with the delivery of this training.
Congratulations to our netball teams who competed in the Sports Festival yesterday evening. One of the teams made it through to the final against Stornoway Primary and won 4-2, crowning them champions. As well as congratulating the girls, we’d like to say thanks to the three parents who have given up their time every week to coach them. Thank you Mrs Macritchie, Mrs Mackay and Mrs Maciver.
Sgoil a’ Bhac recently received a sponsorship contribution of £165.60 from TSB towards our travel costs for the North of Scotland Soccer Sevens tournament our team participated in last term. Our team was representing the Western Isles in this national event, which was held in Dundee. As main sponsors of the competition, the TSB provided financial support to the participating schools to help with the expense of travel.Image courtesy of John Maclean Photography