BHS upper school awards

4th years BHS'Prizewinners at the recent Upper School Awards Ceremony at The Berwickshire High School.'The Guest Speaker was Mr Garry Lees, Former Pupil from 1981 - 1985
4th years BHS'Prizewinners at the recent Upper School Awards Ceremony at The Berwickshire High School.'The Guest Speaker was Mr Garry Lees, Former Pupil from 1981 - 1985

Berwickshire High School enjoyed an evening of celebration last week at its annual Senior Awards Ceremony.

The heads of school, Gregor Watson and Kirsty Millar, set the scene when they described the various events of what has been a very busy year for the school.

Head teacher, John Clarke, also while referring to the busy year past, was very keen to congratulate all pupils, staff and parents for their respective roles in creating some of the best results that the school has had in recent years. He went on to say that the high school, with the help of everyone in the local community, will continue to do everything it can to continue on its journey of improvement.

Guest speaker for the evening, Garry Lees, very helpfully reflected on his journey since leaving Berwickshire High.

He was a pupil at the school between 1981 an 1985.

Garry is now a diagnostic technician, and watch manager at Kelso Fire Station.

He encouraged all of those pupils present to make the very best of all the opportunities that came their way.

As part of a packed programme, the school’s Chamber Choir gave a performance of ‘With a Little Help From My Friends’ before the head teacher’s address, and there was a performance of the Demelza Tenor Horn Solo by Heather Hughes.

In the individual honours, Cameron Burnett was awarded the Good Citizenship Award, while Zara Lunn and Louis Steel shared the sports awards.