Gordon awarded scholarship in rugby sevens

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A young Brechiner has become the first ever pupil of Lathallan School to be awarded a scholarship in rugby 7s.

Gordon Simpson is among a number of children at the school who have been awarded scholarships in everything from rugby 7s to art and music upon entry to the senior school at Lathallan, Johnshaven.

Richard Toley, headmaster, said: “Congratulations to all our 2011 Scholars on their achievements in such a variety of skills.

“We wish them well as they continue their education with us.

“The standards this year were extremely high and the pupils thoroughly deserve these awards.” Gordon Simpson is pictured back, left, in the company of others who have been awarded scholarships - Matthew McKenzie, Emily Watson (also back) and, in front, Isabella Holliday, and Findlay Marsden