Boghall Primary School held a special assembly to celebrate three significant achievements for the school.
The celebration and award ceremony was run by the children who were comperes, used the laptop for power point presentations and helped out as sound and light technicians. The event was held after the school picked up a trio of top awards.
Once again Boghall picked up the the British Council’s prestigious International Schools Award. The International School award is a badge of honour for schools who do outstanding work in international education such as links with partner schools overseas, UNICEF, Fairtrade and Scottish Culture. The school also collected two awards for enterprise. Boghall was named West Lothian’s Chamber of Commerce Enterprising School of the Year for demonstrating and delivering a commitment to innovation, creativity and enterprise in the curriculum. Boghall ran various projects throughout the school year including the Plant a Seed, Cultivate an idea, Reap the Rewards programme which was based on developing skills and qualities for business and life long learning; Pottery Mad where pupils set-up and ran their own pottery business in partnership with local company ‘Potter Around; and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Garden Party where primary four planned, organised and ran a whole school garden party.
They organised everything from invitations to food and entertainment. And then the enterprising pupils were commended for team of the year at the Stellar Awards, which celebrate educational excellence in West Lothian. This was awarded to the primary four pupils for presenting a live, weekly news programme broadcast throughout the school. The pupils were involved in writing the scripts, organising the information and communications technology and also presenting the programme.