Award recognition for Kincardineshire pupils

L-R Alice J, Georgia S, Alex Cummings, Hayleigh M, Simon Mills HoC, Sean C, Neil MacDonald, Danny T, Craig McEwan
L-R Alice J, Georgia S, Alex Cummings, Hayleigh M, Simon Mills HoC, Sean C, Neil MacDonald, Danny T, Craig McEwan
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Robert Gordon’s College pupils who participate in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards Scheme were recognised at a ceremony in November.

Hayleigh Mathers from Portlethen achieved her Gold award while Stonehaven boy Sean Cann picked up his Silver in what was the first event of its kind for the school.

The evening was attended by a variety of guests including Alex Cummings, the assistant director of the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme, members of the Robert Gordon’s College Board of Governors, the College’s senior management team and families of the pupils involved.

Alex Cummings presented the Gold awards to the two pupils who had impressively managed to complete them in time for the event - Alice and Hayleigh (both S6).

Hayleigh said; “I’m really proud. It’s been a hard 12 months but it has definitely been worth it!”

Alex added; “I am delighted to have been a part of this event at Robert Gordon’s College – the first of its kind. The participants at RGC have given 8000 hours of their time to volunteer in the community this year alone, and their successes are something to be celebrated. The Duke of Edinburgh’s award really gives the pupils a broad range of experiences which opens up doors to their futures. Congratulations to all and a huge thank you to all the leaders and supervisors at the College.”