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Grantown Grammar School headteacher impressed with pupils' response after Covid outbreak


By Gavin Musgrove

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The headteacher of Grantown Grammar School has said that while having a Covid outbreak there is a concern she has been impressed with the reaction of the pupils.

Claire McGonigal was commenting after all members of the S6 group were told yesterday to isolate until the end of this month after an unspecified number of Covid cases at the secondary school.

Mrs McGonigal was unable to confirm the number of cases and referred the Strathy to Highland Council.

But she said: “Although having a Covid outbreak in the school is a concern, I am very impressed with the responsible attitude of pupils particularly S6 as they respond to the need to self-isolate.

"The whole school is disappointed that we haven’t had the smooth start to the new school year that we all wanted.

"However, we’re all hopeful that after this latest outbreak, we can get back to what Grantown Grammar does best, working hard in the classroom and excelling in extra curricular arts and sports activities.

"We’re still planning a school show, football, netball and rugby teams, amongst other sports and of course, all going well, school discos and prom.

"As ever, we’ll overcome challenges together.”

The Strathy has contacted Highland Council for more details.

Whole of Grantown Grammar School senior year told to isolate


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