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PICTURES: Awards presented at Noss Primary’s final assembly


By David G Scott

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Awards were given out as pupils, staff, family members and special guests gathered at Noss Primary School (NPS) yesterday morning (June 26) for the final assembly of the year.

Headteacher, Fraser Thomson welcomed everyone and commended the efforts of pupils at Noss for making improvements across the school and ELC.

Primary 1 Sunshine Award won by Scott Wright who is pictured with Noss Primary headteacher Fraser Thomson. Pictures supplied
Primary 1 Sunshine Award won by Scott Wright who is pictured with Noss Primary headteacher Fraser Thomson. Pictures supplied

In his speech, Mr Thomson alluded to the number of clubs and activities that the school continues to offer; the number of trips that pupils enjoy; opportunities to represent Noss in the community; taking part in pupil groups; house challenges and the creation of leadership positions in Noss’ new house system such as junior vice-captain, vice-captain and house captain.

Wendy Alexander Memorial Trophy – Lola Banks.
Wendy Alexander Memorial Trophy – Lola Banks.
Quarter Centenary Quaich for Writing - P7 Cooper Aitken.
Quarter Centenary Quaich for Writing - P7 Cooper Aitken.

During the session, NPS was recognised as a silver status ‘Rights Respecting School’ and received the silver medal in Sportscotland’s school sports award initiative. The awards reflect the hard work of staff and pupil leadership groups.

Suzanne Mackenzie and Hilda Sutherland led the Rights Respecting School committee across the session and met with assessors earlier in the month who recognised approaches to ensuring that the school reflects a rights-based approach to education.

Miss Mackenzie and Miss Sutherland with house captains celebrating the silver status RRS award.
Miss Mackenzie and Miss Sutherland with house captains celebrating the silver status RRS award.
Gary MacLeod Sports Trophy - P7 Sarah Sinclair.
Gary MacLeod Sports Trophy - P7 Sarah Sinclair.

Lauren Mackay, Avril Farquhar and Active Schools coordinator, Tina Gibson led the pupils across the session which ended with a whole school Olympic event at the end of term.

During the assembly, the audience had the chance to say farewell to Primary 7 pupils who spoke about their favourite memories from their time at Noss.

Noss Primary Shield for Art - P2 Ronnie Sutherland.
Noss Primary Shield for Art - P2 Ronnie Sutherland.
Dane Gunn Trophy – Cara Center and Joshua Mackenzie.
Dane Gunn Trophy – Cara Center and Joshua Mackenzie.
John Craig Art Shield – Aaliyah MacDonald.
John Craig Art Shield – Aaliyah MacDonald.

P7 pupils from Wick ASG primary schools had gathered at Noss the night before for a dance where they got a chance to mix with each other, dance, take group photos in a photo booth and enjoy a meal together. Pupils then received awards for endeavours across the year.

Former headteacher, Alistair Budge and Lisa Ross attended and were on hand to present the Mr Budge School Values Award and the Wendy Alexander Memorial Trophy respectively.

Former headteacher Alistair Budge presents the Mr Budge School Values Award to Robbie Steven and Grace Miller.
Former headteacher Alistair Budge presents the Mr Budge School Values Award to Robbie Steven and Grace Miller.

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