Choir receives community award

Head of Supercounty John Scott presents the Rose Bowl to depute headteacher Lorraine Campbell (left) and headteacher Maria Shields, joined by the choir.
Head of Supercounty John Scott presents the Rose Bowl to depute headteacher Lorraine Campbell (left) and headteacher Maria Shields, joined by the choir.

Motherwell’s Cathedral Primary School have been handed a top award for their outstanding contribution to their local community.

The school has been presented with the annual Choral Connections Rose Bowl for the concerts and fundraisers staged by the community choir, made up of P4-P7 pupils.

The award comes from Supercounty, Lanarkshire’s civic pride campaign, and recognises the fact that the choir takes every opportunity to showcase its talents within the wider community.

John Scott, head of Supercounty, said: “The children at Cathedral Primary are a perfect example of a truly focussed community choir.

“They epitomise the ethos of the award - community spirited, dedicated with a deep passion for performing to the wider commnity in a fun and entertaining way.”

He added: “It is wonderful to see so many young people coming together regularly to celebrate music in the year that we celebrate Lanarkshire.”

Cathedral head teacher Maria Shields said: “The children thoroughly enjoy performing, and have done so at church services, school assemblies and local community centres.

“In addition, the choir have a strong passion for charitable work and have performed at numerous locations, including the Christian Aid Concert at Dalziel St Andrew’s.”

She added: “Before the end of term, the choir will present in excess of £6,000 to various local charities – a fantastic sum of money raised solely by the children.

“The presentation of this award highlights that the children are on the right track to great things.”