Awards Summer 2018

A host of awards and certificates have been presented in the last week, celebrating achievements across first aid, photography and indoor rowing. A special well done to those who received all three!

S3 First Aid

Every pupil in S3 received their First Aid certificate, having undertaken a first aid course earlier in the year. We hope they never have to use their skills – but they are prepared in case they do! This is also an excellent award to have for work and volunteering opportunities in the local community.

Rotary Club Photography Competition

The Rotary Club in Dingwall hold an annual photography competition. This year the entry from Gairloch High School was so good they had to have an extra room for judging! Well done to all those who took part and particularly those who received highly commended or winning entries.

Scottish Indoor Rowing

Finally, we had another very successful year in the Scottish Indoor Rowing league with pupils from S1-S6 taking part. Lots of bronze, silver and gold certificates were awarded by Scottish Rowing for the pupils who reached these high standards. Well done!

Rotary Young Photographer of the Year

Three pupils had their portfolio of work commended by the judges during the Rotary Young Photographer of the Year competition.

Arlene (S4) submitted three pieces on the competition theme of reflections. These show wintery scenes at Loch Achanalt, near Achnasheen.

Lucy (S2) travelled to different places for her photographs. Two of hers were taken close to where she lives in Poolewe.

Lastly, Charlotte (S2)’s photos come from around Wester Ross. The one in the banner is a sunset over Achnasheen and this below was taken at Strath Carron.

Well done to all three girls on their achievements. The competition will be run again next year and we hope that other pupils will be inspired to take part.

Easter Assembly

We joined with members of the wider school community to celebrate the end of term and mark Easter.

We had an inclusive display from the Lord-Lieutenant’s Youth Award winning basketball team to highlight the importance of working as individuals and a team.

Easter Assembly 2017

The Skills & Learning group from West Highland College UHI – Gairloch, who meet in the school each Wednesday, were also presented with their RSPB Love Nature Wild Challenge awards.

Easter Assembly 2017

We were also able to celebrate the success of a number of different pupils.

Eight pupils from S5 have been presented with their Silver Duke of Edinburgh Awards. Completed over 6 months they were involved in many different activities to contribute to their volunteering, skills and physical sections. They included – amongst others – learning the chanter, coaching badminton, beach cleans, playing the saxophone, indoor rowing, archery, operating the PA system at Church, helping with Scouts, playing the piano and shooting. Well done Gregor, Roddy, Iain, Jack, Carys, Eilidh, Hannah and Leonie!

Awards Easter 2017

Catherine & Scarlet (both S4) were presented with their bronze Duke of Edinburgh certificates. The girls took part in improving their skills on the violin & electric guitar, volunteering at a local children’s group and with the GALE centre and together took part in Indoor Rowing.

Awards Easter 2017

Lucy, Arlene, Charlotte & Natasha (Primary) were awarded certificates for their entries into the Rotary International Young Photographer Competition. Their photos, on the theme of reflections, are on display in the library over the next few weeks.

Awards Easter 2017