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Glamour comes to Kibble for awards night

The artistic and creative achievements of young people at Kibble were celebrated at a glamourous awards ceremony this week. Friends, family and former pupils were invited along to the campus in Paisley to the first ever ‘Kibble Oskars’, or KOskars.

Young people received awards for their roles in cultural events such as the RSNO Big Takeover, Care 2 Create celebration, the SPREE Festival and much more. Guests were treated to mocktails and music as well as an exhibition of some of the work that pupils have made in the past year.

A special award was given to Lisa Hill, a young person who participates in the Kibble Singing Group. She spent time visiting local Care Homes and Sheltered Housing to entertain elderly residents.

Stanely Park Care Home in Paisley is one of the venues the singers visit regularly. Activities Co-ordinator Anna-Maria Smith and Betty McKim were at the ceremony and got the chance to thank Lisa for all the times she has visited the care home.

Anna-Maria said:

“When kids come into home they bring it alive. Some of our quieter residents change from being silent to singing along and joining in.

“We always look forward to the visits of the singers and I want to say thanks to Lisa and everyone at Kibble for taking the time to make everybody’s day.”

Jim Gillespie, Chief Executive of Kibble Group, said:

“From playing guitar with Paolo Nutini to working with the National Orchestra, the levels of achievement from our young people this year is incredible. Their hard work and that of our team at Kibble means that we can provide opportunities for life changing experiences.

“I am also very proud of young people like Lisa for sharing her singing talents with older people in Paisley. She has gone above and beyond bringing them a great deal of joy and I am glad that some of the local residents could join us in celebrating her achievements.”

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