PUPILS responsible for putting on a spectacular pantomime just before Christmas have been rewarded with Saltire Awards.

The group of high school pupils from Alloa Academy were the recipients of the awards, earned for their production of The Magical Beanstalk and the Gingerbread House.

As reported by the Advertiser, the show was put on over December shortly before Christmas, with those in attendance praising it very highly.

As reward for their hard work and performance, Christopher White from the Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface (CTSI) visited the school on Thursday, February 8 to present the pupils with the Saltire Awards.

In total, 90 Saltire Award Certificates were presented to pupils equating to about 5, 175 hours of work combined, recognising their work in the lead up to and including the December performances.

Of the occasion, Chris said: “This was a phenomenal achievement for each of the young people who took part in the show.

“Completing the Saltire Awards will bolster the opportunities for the students for post-16 destinations.”

The show was overseen by Jamie Jack, principal teacher of the Creative and Aesthetic Subjects Faculty, who led the pupils in the production.

Alongside managing the pupils, he also directed, wrote and designed the show from scratch.

He said: It has been really rewarding to see all of the young people in the pantomime (main cast/backstage) be recognised for all of their amazing efforts and perseverance in delivering something so special for the school community.

"I am immensely proud of what they all achieved and definitely embody the Alloa Academy values of respect, ambition, and resilience in the best possible light. 

"Congratulations to all."

Saltire Awards are a national initiative, established by the Scottish Government for young people aged between 12 and 25, which aims to celebrate and recognise the commitment and contribution of young volunteers across Scotland.

If you would like to get involved in volunteering or find out more, contact Chris White at christopher.white@ctsi.org.uk.