Prize pupils are a credit to their school and families

Oban High School headteacher Peter Bain with the Ossian Clan winners.

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Oban High School celebrated its annual prize-giving ceremony, congratulating high-achieving students.

For another year, the event was videoed because of Covid, but headteacher Peter Bain said regardless of the event being live or on film – all the young people who received awards were ‘a credit to the school and their families and thoroughly deserved their awards and high praise’.

He said: ‘Their effort, commitment and desire to achieve excellence was noted by all the staff.’

In a regular letter to parents Mr Bain said he had taken the opportunity to congratulate each student filmed for the prize night.

‘A few other seniors who had left school managed to receive their awards from heads of department outside or at the entrance to the school.

‘Many others, for a variety of reasons, couldn’t join us but their names will all appear on the roll call on the high school’s website,’ he said.

The prize-giving video can also be watched on the school’s own YouTube Channel.

In his letter, Mr Bain said the school had also put on an outdoor concert recently with popular Oban band The Chunks to make sure they put on some suitable event to mark S6’s transition to life after school.

‘We thought, with changes to the rules, we could at least give them one wee dance with a big band before they left.

‘Those who attended got the chance to meet up and say their farewells to staff and to those friends about to leave for university or college further afield. Thanks to all who organised the event and to The Chunks for playing,’ he added.