Senior Prize Giving 2018


Pupils, staff and the Hutchesons' community celebrated the annual Senior Prize Giving on the last day of term. 

The event was held in the Helen and Walter Ross Assembly Hall and hundreds of parents and pupils attended the ceremony led by the Rector, Mr Gambles.

The Chair of Governors, Ms Ruth Walker, highlighted Mr Gambles strong leadership and went on to thank all of the Hutchesons’ pupils, staff, families and friends of the school for their continued support.

She said: “Today, you are all honoured guests. We are honouring the children, the staff, the families and friends of the school for what you have achieved over this year. You have made a real difference to the lives of the children and I thank you all for your continued support.”

Former Pupil, Reverend David Clark then led a prayer and asked the School leavers to reflect on their memories at School. This was followed by a wonderful performance of “Domine Deus” Vivaldi performed by Flora Ritchie, Florence Sharkey and Vertiy MacInnes.  

Mr Gambles thanked all of the school leavers and staff departing from Hutchesons’ for their tireless work to ensure the running of the school. He also thanked the Senior Management Team, the new Bursar Mr McColgan and the current Head Boy and Girl Team for their efforts over the academic year.

Mr Gambles went on to commend the prize winners and Dux pupils and he highlighted the hard work of all the pupils with 69% achieving Grade A results at Higher, Sixty-five pupils achieving 5 As or higher during the 2016/17 session.

This was followed by an inspirational talk from Dr Linda de Caestecker. An honorary professor of the University of Glasgow, Dr de Caestecker is the Director of Public Health for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. She qualified in medicine at the University of Glasgow and has worked as an obstetrician in the UK and West Africa. She retrained in public health and has been in her post leading public health for Greater Glasgow and Clyde for more than 10 years. 

The prizes were then distributed followed by a sincere vote of thanks from Head Girl, Annie Gould and in true Hutchie tradition, Head Boy, Fraser Belmore led "Three Cheers for the School".

Congratulations to the Girls' Dux medalist, Florence Sharkey and the Boys' Dux Medalist, Max Rodney. 

Photographs from the day can be seen here.

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