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Lockdown prize-giving at Golspie High School


By Caroline McMorran

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Dux of Golspie High School for the 2019/2020 academic year has been named as Phoebe Greaves of Golspie.

Fellow Golspie student Logan Scott has been awarded proxime accessit to dux while Beth Gordon, Helmsdale, scooped the Jessie Gordon (Melness) prize for the biggest overall contribution to the school.

Dux Phoebe Greaves with her mum and dad Paul and Lisa.
Dux Phoebe Greaves with her mum and dad Paul and Lisa.

The school did not hold its normal prize-giving this year because of Covid-19.

Head teacher Mark Evans has said the academic year had been a good one for the school, despite ending in lockdown. He praised students for their “high level of engagement” with their school work while working from home.

In a message to pupils, Mr Evans said: “I look forward to welcoming everyone back in August – if possible – and working with teachers, pupils and parents to ensure nobody’s education suffers long term.

“I have been in the school a good deal this past month and it is very strange to be one of only a small handful of people around. Normally GHS buzzes with life, noise, laughter and community spirit. It will be great to feel that atmosphere again with everyone around.

“I wish all our leavers a successful future and that their SQA results represent their potential and that they go on smoothly in their next stage of education, apprenticeship or workplace.”

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