The two videos were kindly forwarded on by a parent attending last night’s graduation ceremony in Bethany Free Presbyterian Church, for Free Presbyterian trainee teachers engaged in teaching in our schools. The training scheme has been ongoing since 1988. Our trainees train at the ‘coalface’, in the classroom. While undertaking these classroom duties they also pursue a extern degree course, so that at the end of their studies they fall behind none in the field of education.
Rev Brian McClung, Chairman of the Presbytery Education Board, led the meeting and Rev John Armstrong, the Moderator of the Presbytery, presented the diplomas.
A combined choir of pupils sang during the service.
We salute this year’s graduates, Miss Jemma Monteith, Miss Lydia Foster and Miss Elizabeth Edwards and pray the Lord’s blessing on them for their diligence.