Pupils across Midlothian returned to school last week to be congratulated by their teachers for some fabulous exam results.
Eilidh Cameron, Lewis Cowie, Emma Dudley, Aidan Gallagher, Mhairi Kristoffersen and Calum Marshall were invited to a celebration with their headteacher after they returned to Dalkeith High School this week each with five straight A Highers.
Fellow pupil Mairi McHale achieved the same result but was not around for the well-deserved celebration with headteacher Allyson Dobson.
Mrs Dobson, who took over the headteacher’s post at Easter, congratulated the group.
She added: “Such a high number of pupils achieving five A passes is outstanding and a clear indication of steady improvements in our exam results in general.
“The school is improving year-on-year with regards attainment for S5 and S6 pupils.
“There’s a real drive in the school for improvement and we are very fortunate to have an excellent learning and teaching environment. There’s a real ‘can do’ attitude in the school, and a desire by teachers also to share good practice.”
She added that staff and pupils were looking to add to the success this term.
Both Eilidh and Lewis hope to study medicine. Emma wants to go to university but is yet to choose a course. Mhairi would like a career in law or teaching while Calum wants to study physics at St Andrews. Aidan would like to study Chemistry at university and, with such a good set of results, he is likely to achieve his goal.
Elsewhere Lasswade pupils Cameron Watt, James Wilson, Hamish Misselbrook, Kerr Forrest, Lauren Finlayson, Emma Wilson, Zsofia Blair, Rachel Lamb and Lynsey Corney all picked up five A highers.
While, Jayne Murdock from the school achieved an incredible six A highers.
Mrs Dobson said she was thoroughly enjoying her headteacher’s role at Dalkeith.
She said: “Dalkeith High School is a great school with lots of opportunities for, not just exam success, but also for wider achievement.
“For example, in June the pupils put on a wonderful production of the musical, Rent. I’ve enjoyed many school shows in my time but this has to be among the best. It was great to see pupils from all years involved both backstage and on stage.”