“Inspirational, committed and hardworking young people”; just some of the words to describe the talent and amazing work on display as Eyemouth High School held their annual Showcase before the Christmas holidays.
The showcase was planned in partnership with the Parent Council and multiple organisations from the local community, and built on the successful Technologies Showcase last year.
It is estimated that more than 500 people attended the event – a great community turnout.
There were a large variety of stalls and activities taking place throughout the evening; from gymnastics to Heart Start training.
“The students and staff are incredibly proud of the achievements of all of its pupils and this evening was all about demonstrating that”, said Rory Fairbairn, Depute Head Boy.
Also on show was the 80ft-long community art mural, produced by secondary and primary students, along with many other local people.
Organisations contributing to the event included the Eyemouth and District Rotary Club, Eyemouth Lifeboat, Reston Concert Band, Army Cadets and the Ocean Youth Trust.
Giacopazzi’s donated some fabulous ice cream, while St Abbs Lifeboat sold their fundraising merchandise.
Parent and teacher, Mrs Emily Bewsey, interviewed on the night said: “I’ve just walked through the technology department – a stunning display of work. I’m so proud of my son’s contribution.
“He loves technology lessons. The standard of work is so high – just fantastic”.
It was a truly remarkable opportunity for the students and the community to work together for a great cause.
Mrs Maggie Hodgkins, Depute Head Teacher at Eyemouth High School with the responsibility for Partnerships told us: “There is a huge sense of privilege and new beginnings for Eyemouth in the air.
“Eyemouth High School looks forward to linking further with the community in the future.
“We have an amazing team of parents who support this school and without them this event would have been so much the poorer”.
Mrs Hodgkins worked closely with Eyemouth Parent Council to organise the event and free catering on the evening was supplied by the Parent Council.
While demonstrating the skills and techniques learnt and performed for the evening, there was also SQA Exam work on display for all to see.
As everyone made their way through the High School viewing all that was on offer, there was a real buzz to the atmosphere.
This evening not only demonstrated the hard work of the students, but it also provided an opportunity for young and old to share thoughts, views and admiration for all Eyemouth has to offer. The Student Leadership Team was on hand to offer assistance throughout the evening, as well as many younger students too.
On behalf of Eyemouth High School we would like to thank everyone for visiting the showcase.
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