School achievements at Kinlochleven

KINLOCHLEVEN HIGH AWRADS 3/7/16 Ian Blackford MP makes the unique presentation to Quidditch Player of the Year, David Wilson, who also took the silverware for Junior Cross Country at Kinlochleven High School. He was joined by Quidditch team 'The Midges' manager Graeme Martin who is also a teacher at the school. PICTURE ALBA.PHOTOS

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School achievements at Kinlochleven

By Katie Carabine

Trainee Reporter

KINLOCHLEVEN HIGH AWRADS 3/7/16 Ian Blackford MP makes the unique presentation to Quidditch Player of the Year, David Wilson, who also took the silverware for Junior Cross Country at Kinlochleven High School. He was joined by Quidditch team 'The Midges' manager Graeme Martin who is also a teacher at the school. PICTURE ALBA.PHOTOS
Ian Blackford MP makes the presentation to Quidditch Player of the Year, David Wilson, who also took the silverware for Junior Cross Country at Kinlochleven High School. He was joined by Quidditch team ‘The Midges’ manager Graeme Martin. PICTURE ALBA.PHOTOS

IAN BLACKFORD MP joined pupils and staff of Kinlochleven High School in celebrating their success and achievements throughout the school year.

During an award ceremony to mark the end of the school year on Friday (July 1), the MP presented pupils with certificates and trophies.

He also presented David Wilson with a shield for Quidditch player of the year.

Kinlochleven ‘Midges’, managed by Technical teacher Graeme Martin are the only high school Quidditch team in Scotland, and possibly the UK.

Ian Blackford took a tour round the school, meeting staff and hearing about projects such as the ‘Kinloch Lovin’ project, involvement in Duke of Edinburgh awards scheme, pioneering activities in promoting good mental health and the general positive outlook encouraged in all aspects of work.

He said: ‘I am tremendously impressed by the way the school is run and the attitude of the pupils – it is an amazing place.

‘I was delighted to be asked along to the Celebration of Success and enjoyed presenting awards to the pupils, who have succeeded in making some very impressive achievements, both academically, through extra-curricular activities and in the surrounding community.

‘My congratulations not only to the youngsters, but also Head Teacher, Rebecca Machin and her staff, who are so enthusiastic and positive in their attitude and outlook, which demonstrably makes a tremendous difference in the way the pupils take pride in their school.’