Rainbow of achievement

Buckhaven High School's Colours Award Ceremony
Buckhaven High School's Colours Award Ceremony

Buckhaven High School held its first ever School Colours Award ceremony recently.

The evening event saw around 82 pupils awarded Full Colours and Half Colours for major achievements in the areas of academic study, sport, creative arts and service to the community.

An audience of 250 people, comprising parents, carers, guests and staff watched rector Grant Whytock and councillor David Graham hand out certificates, badges and colour ties to pupils on stage.

Higher awards were also issued to Alix Davidson, whose art work had been published in a national catalogue and to Connor Cunningham who had boxed for Scotland.

Also to Rachel Fowler, who will become a baton bearer at the Commonwealth Games in June.

A spokesman said: “Councillor Graham spoke fondly of his days as a pupil and member of staff at the school.

“Rector Grant Whytock spoke about achievement and why the school were keen to recognise it.”

The audience were also entertained by fifth year pupil Brianne Harley, who sang the Rabbie Burns classic “Aye Fond Kiss”.

Meanwhile, work continues in Buckhaven High School’s grounds to create Levenmouth’s new ‘superschool’.

The first turf was cut in March and the building - which will combine Buckhaven and Kirkland HS - is due to open in 2016.