Friday, 2 July 2010
This morning, along with two of my councillor ward colleagues and the Depute Convener of Education, I had the great pleasure of attending Harris Academy's Annual Prize Giving.
It is always enjoyable to attend Harris Academy's Prize Giving, when the school gives due recognition to the many pupils who have achieved academically, in sport, and in other ways, over the past academic year.
This year's guest of honour was Tony Finn, Chief Executive of the General Teaching Council for Scotland, and he gave an interesting and entertaining address. Head Teacher, Jim Thewliss, as always, gave a thought-provoking speech and commented upon the exciting challenges that lay ahead for the school with the introduction of the new Curriculum for Excellence and the forthcoming school building project.