Historic year at Larbert High fills rector with pride

Jamie Weir (Dux), Chris Paterson MBE, Ruth Adams (Dux), rector Jon Reid, Andrew Ross (Proxime Accessit)
Jamie Weir (Dux), Chris Paterson MBE, Ruth Adams (Dux), rector Jon Reid, Andrew Ross (Proxime Accessit)

The Larbert High rector has spoken of his pride after the school’s “historic” year.

During the annual prizegiving earlier this month, headmaster Jon Reid said he was thrilled that the school had achieved its best results last year despite being almost 400 years old.

And he said he was proud that the education and wider achievement gained at Larbert High would equip youngsters for the road ahead.

Mr Reid said: “History has been made.

“In a school that has been around for over 380 years, we have achieved the best set of exam results ever, surpassing the phenomenal results of the previous year. And what is sometimes lost in the headlines of this success is, that it isn’t just our ‘high fliers’, it’s pupils of all levels of ability, achieving more, and of a greater quality, than ever before. “We are in a very good position to move forward and make more history – our collective ambition and innovation will continue to ensure further success for our young people and our staff over the next year.”

Straight-A joint Duxes Jamie Weir (18) and Ruth Adams (17) were also thrilled to pick up the accolades and are both looking forward to university after the summer.

Stenhousemuir’s Ruth said: “I am sorry to leave school, but I’m also looking forward to university.

“It was amazing to be the Dux and everyone is very proud.”

Ruth is now bound for Glasgow University to study bio-medical engineering.

Airth’s Jamie said: “I will definitely miss school; you get used to the people and the routine.

“It’s been a lot of hard work and revising, so I’m delighted to be the Dux.

“I’ve always been really interested in endemology, so I do hope to have a biology-centred career at some point.”

Jamie is set to study zoology at Edinburgh University.