Kailin to carry Her Majesty’s baton

The S1 girls' basketball team with PE teacher Mrs Laura Hare (left) and headteacher Mrs Gillian Rew (right).
The S1 girls' basketball team with PE teacher Mrs Laura Hare (left) and headteacher Mrs Gillian Rew (right).

S4 Arbroath High School pupil Kailin Brannigan has been chosen to represent the school as a baton bearer on Her Majesty The Queen’s Baton Relay.

He will have the honour of carrying the Baton as it travels the length and breadth of Scotland on the way to its final destination at the opening ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

By the time it arrives in Scotland, the baton will have been on an epic 248-day journey around all the nations and territories of the Commonwealth.

CARNIVAL OF ANIMALS: The English and art and music departments have been working together on a cross-curricular project with two S1 classes this session.

The project is based on ‘The Carnival of the Animals’ music piece and all three subject areas have brought their own specialism to bear.

The pupils studied the musical piece during music classes and in English they constructed their own animal poem and wrote a complete drama script.

The costumes and masks were made in the art department before the pupils were ready to ‘tread the boards’ with their final production. All the pupils have been very creative throughout their work in all departments.

BASKETBALL: The S1 girls are Scottish Cup runners-up! They travelled to Grangemouth Sports Centre on Tuesday, March 25, to play in the national final against Braes High School. Unfortunately the girls lost out 21-12, though they played their hearts out and gave it their all.

A massive achievement to finish second in Scotland, and great promise shown in the team for future individual and team success.

Team: Pippa Van Wees (captain), Beth Forbes, Kenah Tosh, Leah Tosh, Bella Robb, Caitlin McFarlane, Rachel Cherry, Helouise Delautre, Morgan Hughes, Hannah Laing, Evan Findleton and Cara Watt.

CHAMPION SCHOOL: Arbroath High School has been rewarded recognition of their contribution to the development and diversity of basketball in Scottish schools. A certificate and plaque has been given to the school under the heading ‘Champion of School Basketball 2014’. Congratulations to all players and staff in receiving this award.

NETBALL: Arbroath High School open girls reached the Scottish Cup Finals after an outstanding team performance against Duncanrig High School. The final score was 72-52. The team showed excellent skill and team-work to take them to the next stage.

This is the first time in over 20 years a school from the east of Scotland has reached this stage at this age group. The team now face Peebles High School in the final in what will be an excellent game.

Team: Erin Moore (captain), Courtney Marsden, Hannah Robb, Georgia Ferrie, Ashley Farmer, Stacey Thomson, Megan Richards, Roisin Anderson, Dervla Duncan-Cox and Caitlin McFarlane.

CROSS COUNTRY: Another successful year for pupils in cross-country was capped by recent results in the Cross Country Championships at Monikie Park. The pupils should be very proud of their performances and a special mention to the boys who performed particularly well.

The S1 and S2 boys’ teams were overall event winners and both Liam Stewart (S1) and Adam McIntosh (S2) added the individual title to their team gold medal.

1st year team - Liam Stewart, Elliot Boath, Alex Martin and Max Duff.

2nd year team - Adam McIntosh, Callum Moore, Jamie Ramage and Adam Brewer.

The senior boys’ team - Hamish Sutherland, Finlay Sutherland, Bailey Menmuir and Daniel Fraser - came in second place overall, with Hamish taking third place in the individual event.

In the girls’ events both second and third year teams finished second, with S2 pupil Ally Morrison also taking silver in the individual event.

2nd year team - Ally Morrison, Jennifer Thomson, Cerys Menmuir and Megan Watt.

3rd year team - Nicola Fairlie, Poppy Willox, Ailsa Chung and Katrina Smart.

In the Senior event it was bronze for Georgia Ferrie and bronze again for the team of Hannah Robb, Kimberly Nicholson, Ellie Callon and Kali Bell, together with Georgia.