Banks celebrate success with star pupils


Book-loving primary school pupils in Hawick celebrated their Achievement Award Assembly in style – with a little help from Banks Renewables.

Over 30 children at Trinity Primary School, aged between 3 and 12, took part in the Commonwealth Reading Awards, an initiative aimed at encouraging children to read more books at school and home.

Hamilton based wind energy firm, Banks Renewables, sponsored the activity, providing 26 gold, three silver and five bronze medals, before attending the special award ceremony on 03 November to present them to the delighted winners.

Pupils took part in reading challenges linked to a commonwealth sport, including speed reading and reading in pairs, earning points as they finished each challenge.

Deputy headteacher Adam Lindsay said: “We wanted to create an engaging theme with fun activities that would encourage pupils to read more books both at school and at home.

“Thanks to the support from Banks Renewables we have been able to recognise every child with a medal that they can take home and be proud of.”

Miles Crossley, senior business development manager at Banks Renewables, explained that supporting and taking part in community events, such as the reading awards, is very much a part of the company’s ethos.

He said: “This project has been a great success and we were very happy to be asked to be involved in celebrating all the hard work the children put in over the last few months.”