Rothesay Academy holds first Achievement Awards

The recipients of the main prizes presented at Rothesay Academy's first Achievement Awards ceremony on Friday. Back row: Cameron Soane, Tia Nicholson, Katie Calderwood and Robert Deans; front row Carly Willcocks, Bethany Calder and Sophie Duncan.
The recipients of the main prizes presented at Rothesay Academy's first Achievement Awards ceremony on Friday. Back row: Cameron Soane, Tia Nicholson, Katie Calderwood and Robert Deans; front row Carly Willcocks, Bethany Calder and Sophie Duncan.

The 2012-13 academic year drew to a close at Rothesay Academy on Friday with the school’s first Achievement Awards ceremony.

The school’s traditional end-of-year presentation of prizes has been split into two for the first time this year, with the main academic awards to be handed out at a separate event on Thursday, August 29, after the publication of the SQA exam results.

Friday saw the presentation of recognition and special recognition awards, made to reward pupils’ effort and accomplishment in a range of subject areas over the course of the year, and of prizes and cups for history, leadership, citizenship, sporting achievement, artwork and music.

Friday’s ceremony was attended by Great Britain and Scotland handball player Scott Frew, who visited the Academy earlier in the session as part of the Champions in Schools programme, which places Scotland’s top international athletes in the classroom to deliver a series of inspirational workshops on the topics of goal-setting, fitness and nutrition, and winning attitudes.

The principal prizes presented on Friday were as follows.

Leadership Prize - Carly Willcocks and Sophie Duncan.

Margo C.G. Kerr Memorial Prize for history - Katie Calderwood.

Markwell Music Award - Tia Nicholson and Robert Deans.

Len Scoullar Trophy for Citizenship - Cameron Shaw.

Colin Stirling Memorial Trophy for best all-round sportsperson - Cameron Soane.

Duncan Wilson Memorial Trophy and prize for best artwork of the year - Bethany Calder.

For a full list of trophy winners and recognition award recipients, see the new issue of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, July 4.