Hyslop Congratulates Bathgate Acadmey as Pupils Make their Mark on Society

Monday, 27 February 2012

Hyslop Congratulates Bathgate Academy as Pupils Make their Mark on Society
Wednesday 22nd February

SNP MSP for Linlithgow, Fiona Hyslop attended and gave the opening speech at Bathgate Academy’s S6 Ethics Conference on Wednesday, 22nd February. Fiona Hyslop addressed the London Riots and Arab Spring motivations and effects and discussed with the pupils the differences between protests and riots.
Bathgate Academy also performed on Wednesday night at the Scottish Parliament’s Trade Union Week Reception.

Commenting after the two events, Ms Hyslop said;

“This is a great day for Bathgate Academy. I was very impressed with the pupils’ intelligent and creative analyses during their Ethics Conference and enjoyed listening to their interpretation of events.

“Furthermore, later in the evening, Colum Findlay and Ruaridh and Aidan McCucker (AKA “Simply Ginge”) from Bathgate Academy were wowing a room of MSPs with their song writing and performance skills as part of Trade Union Week events.

“I am very pleased and impressed by the talent and efforts made by pupils and staff at Bathgate Academy and would congratulate them all on their contribution to their community and the wider society.”