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Ex-Pupil Visit

Last week we received a visit from a family of ex-pupils. It was great to see pupils going out of their way to come back and make contact with staff again, a full six years after they left. It was great to hear how they credited Blackness pupils and staff with their current success.
Moving to a new school is always daunting, but when that school is in a new country, using a language which bears no similarities to your home tongue, the challenge is tenfold. The pupils arrived at Blackness with no English, but have gone on to great success, studying medicine, social subjects, support their local community with English development (now down in England) and even a representative for their are for the Youth Parliament in Westminster. One of the strengths of Blackness is definitely our multicultural community which we are very proud of. 
As a school we are also very proud to hear the successes of ex-pupils, and are especially proud when they come back to share their successes.
Below is a copy of the email sent to the school after Arqam and his sisters visited.
I hope you are doing great. I just wanted to say massive THANKS to Blackness Primary School for welcoming us with open hands!
It was a great time meeting with the teachers who have given us a strong base to live our life in the UK. It’s been nearly 10 years since we walked into Blackness Primary School and  after our experiences of education in Scotland and England we now realise that teachers at Blackness Primary School are hard to find elsewhere in the UK.  I was very sad to find out that Mr Young and Mr Ferrier no longer worked at BPS. Hopefully we will bump into them in the future so we can pass on our appreciation for investing in us.
Yours sincerely
Arqam, Youth MP
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