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Lybster pupils are winners with information leaflets


By David G Scott

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TWO senior pupils from Lybster Primary School (LPS) have had their hard work recognised with a special award.

Andrew Sinclair and Ryan Bailey were winner and runner-up respectively of the Achswinegar Shield presented in memory of the late Cathie Hymers.

Andrew Sinclair, left, and Ryan Bailey who were winner and runner-up respectively of the Achswinegar Shield.
Andrew Sinclair, left, and Ryan Bailey who were winner and runner-up respectively of the Achswinegar Shield.

Brought up in Lochwinnoch, Mrs Hymers married and moved north to live at Achswinegar Farm near Lybster and was a teacher at the primary school in the 1960s and 70s.

In addition to her teaching career, Mrs Hymers was very community spirited. She was a talented craftswoman and baker and was a long serving member and former president of Latheron WRI. She was also a member of Lybster Church and the associated Women's Guild and as an eloquent speaker was regularly called on to talk at local events.

One of her lifelong interests was history and it was her love of that which inspired her family to set up an annual award in her memory. During the period of home schooling, senior pupils at LPS were asked to produce an information leaflet about the history of somewhere within the local area.

Andrew's winning leaflet was about the Forse district whilst Ryan's leaflet was about Lybster. Both boys received a certificate, book token and a monetary prize for their efforts.

The entries were judged by Mrs Eileen Farquhar who commended the boys' work. It is hoped that the leaflets can be made available locally.

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