Kirkintilloch High School Sports Day

2 glorious summer days in Kirkintilloch set the scene for what was to be a competitive and enjoyable event for staff and pupils involved.  It was an early start on both days with staff making final preparations, grabbing pupils to help set up lanes of hurdles and such like. Period 1 promptly arrived and the first set of athletes hurried down to get changed. Tension increased as pupils waited patiently in the games hall during registration. The track was set, the field was lined; finally, pupils got the go ahead to go outside!

For all years involved it was to be a close affair. The S1 pupils welcomed the challenge of competing in a variety of new events for that coveted title of ‘Sports Champion’.  John Paul Kilday, unknown to the world of Athletics, displayed his natural power and skill for the throwing events, with Eilidh Smith and James Scott running close to district level times on the track.

Ryan Gibson and Mark Taylor of S2 won two of their selected events, in the track and field respectively. This will leave the points tightly poised in their pursuit to be sports champion. The title of ‘S2 Girls Sports Champion’ will surely be close with both Lisa Begg and Kelly Hinde performing scoring highly in all their events. 

Conor Aitken and Ross McKay of S3 excelled in both the track and field events. Their elite competitive nature never failed to be evident and inches rather than feet proved to be the difference between the two, with Conor taking the spoils in the field events and Ross winning the 200m. Rebecca Nicolson was a stand out for the girls in S3 and won 3 of her 5 events. 

The last events of the competition were the relays. Pupils from the various house groups watched with anticipation and cheered their nominated team on. Anticipation was so high that even the nearby softball lesson stopped to take in the tense encounter.

Boys House Relay Winners

S1 - Holmfield

S2 - Solsgirth

S3 - Holmfield


Girls House Relay Winners

S1 - Holmfield

S2 - Holmfield

S3 - Holmfield


Both days provided an outstanding advert for school sport and Kirkintilloch High School. With the Commonwealth Games just over a year away, a few records were not far from being beaten!