A bitterly cold wind and some driving rain made playing shinty possibly the second best option after actually being at classes! However, we are made of stern stuff in Badenoch and the competition began with Kingussie beating a combined Kinlochleven/Ardnamurachan team 1-0. It should have been 10-0 and we will put the misses down to being rusty due to the shinty season ending donkies ago!
Boy did the rain fall and the wind blow and the soup being provided by our very own ‘dinner lady ‘in the shape of Mr Adamson was a great tonic. Much appreciated by the Kingussie team and even some of our long standing rivals from Lochaber!
Next up was Charleston and they were soon dispatched 3-0. Sam Richardson added three goals to his single in the previous match.
Not sure if you get the picture yet but it was Baltic in the extreme though Mr Anderson was cosy enough with his thermals, a t-shirt, sweat shirt and two mountain jackets. Rhuaridh Anderson knicked his gloves so it wasn’t all plain sailing.
Lochaber were next on the agenda and once our anti-freeze got into the joints we polished them off with yet another (very sweet) 3-0 victory. So it was three straight wins, seven goals scored and none conceded. Sam Richardson scoring six altogether whilst James Falconer pitched in with a single. Throughout our defence was rock solid but man of the tourney was Craig Ritchie.
The presentation was made by Tommy Wade, and it was nice to see the Scottish Cup for schools shinty being lifted by Captain Robert Mabon before it made its way to it’s natural resting place in the cabinet of KHS. The entire squad were yet again a credit to themselves, their shinty clubs and the school throughout the day. Well done to all.
Many thanks to Davie Anderson and Ronald Ross for refereeing and for Michael Ritchie for his assistance with the team.
We really see the importance of STEM Education at Kingussie High School. As part of our work in this area we recently entered a competition to win some LEGO® MINDSTORMS® STEM Resources. Part of the competition process was producing a short video on what winning would mean to the school.
Last Friday in support for Children in Need Kingussie High School ran their traditional dress down day. Rather than dress down the S6 dressed up this year picking the theme of ‘games characters’ and there was everyone from Mario, to packman, to an Angry Bird (and we don’t mean Mrs Adamson!), to Lego Men – even a couple of the teletubbies made an appearance!
As well as raining money by dressing down (or up). There was also an opportunity for students to pay to throw a cream pie at volunteer teachers and a staff vs pupils volleyball match (the pupils won – so there is a call for a re-match!). The S6 did a brilliant job of helping organise things under the watchful eye of Mr Brian Dziennik (PT Technology). As a result of all of their efforts and donation from both staff and pupils at total of £1121.00 was raised for this extremely good cause.
Photo:S6 dressed ready to collect money from the schools non-uniform day.
Erin Watson has had fantastic results recently at the UK Youth and Masters Windsurfing Championships in Weymouth. Out of all the junior Windsurfers (under 16) she was third overall and first girl, an excellent result for someone who has only been windsurfing for three years. As a result she has been selected for the NJS (National Junior Squad) a team of about 12=16 under 16 year olds from around Britain.
Erin was also selected to take part in her first international event as a member of the GB Squad in Lacanau, France.
Brian Breckenridge has recently been in school speaking to the High and Intermediate 2 Geography Class about some of the challenges and opportunities of living and farming in the Cairngorms National Park. He gave an interesting and engaging presentation and we hope he might have time to come back to the school again to offer a ‘real-life’ perspective to our learners.
Prestige Pine Wordwide are one of the Kingussie High School Young Enterprise Companies. Led by Austen Davey (Chairman) they are an innovative and adaptable company of seven S2 students who have so far have been making their money from selling banana bread throughout the school community.