Celtic FC send 40 young stars to Kirkintilloch school

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A PIONEERING Kirkintilloch school has welcomed a fresh squad of young Celtic players thanks to a partnership with the Glasgow club.

St Ninian’s High School is catering for 40 new pupils from Celtic Football Club.

The pupils, who are mainly from S2 and S3, will begin taking part in the hugely successful programme where they will work on their academic and football skills within the school.

With the school beginning a new term and welcoming its new S1 pupils, one of the key messages for St Ninian’s High was to continue to build on its very successful 2011-2012 school year.

Having been shortlisted as one of six schools in the UK School of the Year category in the 2012 TES Awards, head teacher Paul McLaughlin and two members of staff attended an awards ceremony on June 6 in the Hilton Hotel, London.

This was the second time the school has made the shortlist in two years. Unfortunately, the school did not win the award.

Lastly, with former pupil and captain Andrew Boyle being part of the Olympic torch relay team, it was current S5 pupil Liam Murphy who played a part in the London Olympics during the summer.

Liam was chosen to play his flute/drums at the welcoming ceremony for the Olympic athletes arriving in London. This took place in Battersea Park. 

He was selected to play along with prestigious musicians from all around the world.

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