On Wednesday, April 8, 2009 we reported ...

THE red carpet was rolled out for a glittering rockstar event — at a Clydebank primary school.

Gavinburn Primary hosted its first ever "Gavin" music awards and they were a massive success.

The awards were the conclusion of the pupils’ latest topic based on the popular Guitar Hero computer game.

The topic integrated various aspects of the curriculum, including literacy, maths, ICT and French.

The pupils formed bands and made their own rock songs and music videos.

Head teacher Gillian Penny hailed the night as “fantastic”.

She said: “It was brilliant.

“Everything just went perfectly. We had seven student photographers from Clydebank College taking photos of everyone who came in.

“There was a red carpet at the entrance and then when you came in the school, there were Hollywood stars with the bands’ names.”

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The parents also played the part and wore dinner suits and elegant outfits as the guests of honour.

After the ceremony, everyone was treated to a reception with canapes.

Terry Lanagan, head of education at West Dunbartonshire Council, was also on hand to give out the awards.

And everyone was a winner on the night with every band taking home an award.

Breakthrough Act went to Four Heroes and a Guitar, Black Diamond picked up the award for Live Performance, Last Dimension went home with the British Band accolade, Best Video went to Three Girls and a Moustache, Winner of Best Single was Blankity Blank, Monkeys in Purple Pyjamas picked up the Best Album award, Clubland Rock won a Graphic Design Award, the Critics Choice award went to Crazy Rockers and Speedy Chocolate were awarded for their Contribution to Rock Music.

Gillian added: “I’m so proud of the children. They were perfect all night. They worked so hard to achieve this during the past two months.

“They behaved perfectly — it showed you just how much they had invested.”

The school is already planning to repeat the event next year. Gillian added: “I don’t think we’d be allowed not to.”