Over three days last week we took our P6, S1 & S2 Cricket teams down to Perth to play in the Cricket Scotland Festival. P6 had a very successful day, winning all 5 of their matches. There was also a successful outing for our mixed S1/2 team. Wins of 208-158 vs Edinburgh Academy, 170-154 vs Perth Academy and 166-157 against Bell Baxter, saw a Semi Final set up against an older looking Monifieth team. Our strongest batting innings of the day alongside some consistent bowling saw the team run out winners, 191-150. The Final beckoned against former opponents Perth Academy, with Perth winning the toss and opting to bat which meant business from the beginning, with a trio of balls smashed for 10s getting them off to a good start. Chasing a reachable total, RGC started their quest but were unable to hit the desired target, losing out 203-167. There was some fantastic bowling and fielding on show with some lovely catches to match. Aarav N (S1) was an excellent team captain, doing a mountain of work and providing constant positive encouragement throughout. An excellent day for everyone, coming away as runners up.
On Tuesday our Junior School Ski Race team took to the dry slopes at Braehead in their Dual Slalom Finals, followed on Wednesday by the Senior School Race Teams. The Junior School pupils had a great day with everyone racing very well. Mrs Melville reported ‘absolutely brilliant skiing’ from the Senior Squad on Wednesday with the Open S1-S6 team giving it their all to come 3rd place overall. Our S1-S3 were outstanding too, winning 1st place in this category. Mrs Melville was immensely proud of the Ski Racing Teams as they worked so well as a team and gained so much success. In addition, when not racing, the pupils were helping the organisers as starting referees, finish judges and gate judges. Leaders all the way! Well done everyone.
Our Senior Golf Team, consisting Finlay B, Robbie B, Sam M & Alice R took to the course on Thursday against Bridge of Don Academy in the final of the Paul Lawrie Aberdeen Schools League. They played some fantastic golf to retain the trophy after a very close and tense encounter. Robbie B had thought the chance had gone after his match finished all square, Finlay B was 4 shots down after 5 holes but rallied so well to win on the last hole. Sam M and Alice R were in a match that ebbed and flowed and it all came down to Alice to win the match on the last hole. Winning 2.5-0.5 seems comfortable but it could have gone any way on the finishing hole of all matches.
Over the last few weeks at P6/P7 co-curricular Tennis Club we have been playing our RGC Tennis Championships. There has been some brilliant tennis played throughout the tournament. Well done to Caitlin B who won the girls P6 final in a tie break set and to Erica C who won the girls P7 final. Congratulations to all the girls who played in the knockout tournament. In the boys competition, Nicholas F-J won the P6 championship against runner up Alex D. James L won the P7 event with runner up Mihir R. What a cracking match with some fabulous rallies.
Our P4, P6 and P7 Hockey pupils were delighted to take part in the Scottish Hockey Festivals at Rubislaw Playing Fields this week. This was a great experience for the pupils who played matches against local primary schools Ashley Road, Hazelhead, Westpark and Cornhill.
P6-S3 Championship Sports Day
Saturday saw the very welcome return of our P6-S3 Championship Sports Day at Countesswells. Pupils had worked hard to secure their place in the finals after the recent heats and gave their best on the day. P5 were included in some events this year too and they were a great success with so many keen and enthusiastic pupils taking part. There was a real buzz around Countesswells with so many parents coming along to support and cheer from the side-lines. The House relays were a real highlight at the end of the event, followed by the presentation of trophies by Mr Macpherson. Well done to all our competitors and podium year group winners. The overall House winner was Straloch and the Andy Dougall House Relay winners were Sillerton.
Sporting Achievements Out With School
Congratulations to Angela M-K (S5) who won 1st place in the Hammer Throw at Friday’s Scottish School Athletics Outdoor Championships, throwing a PB of 53.88m. This win means that Angela is now UK No.1 (by 3cm) and has secured her selection for her second International meet in Belfast this summer. Angela was also 2nd in the Discuss. Fantastic results Angela, well done!
More skiing success this week with Daisy C (S3) winning the U18 Twin Peaks Champs, Firpark. This is a fantastic achievement for Daisy at age 15 winning the U18 category. Congratulations!
Well done to Cayden Mc (S1) & Sam R (S2) who were selected for the Aberdeen Football Club Youth ‘08 Squad tour to Norway.