Creative Arts Awards at academy

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Ellon Academy hosted their Creative Arts Awards at the new Community Campus last month.

The event is held for S4, S5 and S6 pupils to recognise and celebrate pupil achievement within Creative Arts at Extra-Curricular activities.

The awards themselves recognise commitment within the school’s extra-curricular programme.

There is a huge range of activities within Art & Design, Drama and Music including Orchestras, Bands, Choirs, Drama Club, Art Club, Dance, Photography Club, the School Show and many more.

There are three levels of award - Bronze, Silver and Gold.

Bronze is for active members of an extra-curricular activity from S1.

Silver for those who are continuing with the activity and beginning to take some area of responsibility, and Gold is for pupils who play a significant and additional role within the faculty.

The event at the Ellon Academy Community Campus started with a buffet for the pupils, parents and staff.

This was followed by the awards ceremony in the new Theatre.

Ellon Academy head teacher, Mr McKay, welcomed everyone to the event praising the enthusiasm and commitment shown towards the extra-curricular activities of the pupils and those teaching and non-teaching members of staff involved.

Mrs Cathy Fraser, former Principal Teacher at the academy, presented the awards.

She spoke of Creative Arts being the hub of a community and being vital in the development of young people.

She congratulated them on their achievement and wished them every success in the future.

Mr Birse, Principal Teacher of Creative Arts said: “It has been a lovely occasion and one in which our young people are rewarded for their commitment, enthusiasm and achievement.

“They give up so much of their own time at lunchtimes and after-school to participate in our activities.

“These activities form a vibrant and important part of our school life and range from concerts, musical shows, art displays, dance club and drama productions.”

He added: “We wish every success to our young people and commend them on continuing their journey within the Creative Arts.”