We were delighted to be able to host our P3-7 Junior School Fun Swimming Galas again last week. The pupils participated in their Houses which brought extra excitement and noise to the event. It was wonderful to see all the coloured House swimming caps in and around the pool.
Nursery - P7 House Sports Day
Last Friday saw Countesswells buzzing with excitement again as our Nursery to P7 pupils took to the field for their House Sports Day. Nursery started off the morning with their fun activities and races followed by a picnic lunch with family members. In the afternoon it was the turn of P1-P7 who started off with their family picnic and then had a fantastic time rotating round activities that tested their running, jumping, throwing skills. Everyone was focussed on winning points for their House and the afternoon finished with the relay events. The overall winning House was Collyhill. Well done to all our pupils who took part!
The Senior School Tennis Championships took place at Countesswells on Monday and congratulations go to our Senior Girls Tennis Champion, Bonnie C (S3), and our Senior Boys Tennis Champion, Kevin S (S1).
Our Senior School Ski Racers had a very successful day at the British Schools Indoor Open Championships at the Manchester Chill Factore on Monday with both our Boys team and Mixed Team winning gold overall! The boys team was made up of Grant M (S5), Michael M (S3), Finlay C (S5) and Blair M (S2) while the Mixed team racers were Daisy C (S3), Jamie R (S2) and Louisa M (S1). There were 166 racers competing from all over Britain. Our strong teams produced some great results skiing with power and precision but also composure and accuracy. As well as the team medals, Louisa M (S1) won individual silver in the U14 category and there were individual bronze medals for Grant M (S5) and Daisy C (S3) in the U19s, Michael M (S3) in U16s and 4th place for Blair M (S2) in U16s.
This caps off a very successful year for all our Ski racers, well done everyone!
The S1 and S2 Netball teams both finished as the winners in Tuesday’s fun Aberdeen Schools Summer Tournament. They played matches against Mackie Academy, Aberdeen Grammar, Harlaw Academy and Cults Academy, winning all their matches. This is looking very exciting for next season!
Team of the Week
The last TOTW of this session goes to our Championship Sports Day winners from P6-S3. They all did superbly well on Saturday 11th June. We also have a new award starting this year for our Championships Sports Day, the "Performance of the Day". The 2022 award goes to Tammy O in S1. Tammy won 3 individual gold medals in the 100m, the Shot Put and the Hurdles, and also broke the school S1 Girls 100m record.
The list of year group winners is as follows:
P6 GIRLS: Katy R
P6 BOYS: Max D
P7 GIRLS: Erica C
P7 BOYS: Cameron F
S1 GIRLS: Crystal M
S1 BOYS: Yannis P
S2 GIRLS: Abbie H
S2 BOYS: CJ O
S3 GIRLS: Lily N
S3 BOYS: Lewys B
PERFORMANCE OF THE DAY: Tammy O (S1)
Sporting Achievements Out With School
Well done to Crystal M (S1) who made her Scottish Gymnastics debut in the National 3 British Finals. Her excellent performance including 3rd in vault and 4th on bars helped boost the Scottish team's scores and Crystal achieving an overall Distinction.
Congratulations to S6 pupil Rosie W who was part of the Aberdeen Schools Rowing Association (ASRA) Junior Coxed Fours team who won the Groton School Challenge Cup at the Henley Women’s Regatta.