DHS PUPIL ACHIEVEMENT

Achievement


 

The following 'News Feed' is in celebration of the range of talent and various achievements of our DHS pupils outside of the school day

 


SCOTTISH NATIONAL JUDO CHAMPIONSHIP SUCCESS

Cameron Reid-Thomas 3K2  and Rory Reid-Thomas 1K2 recently took part in the Scottish National Judo Championships at Ravenscraig Sports Facility.  They both competed very well and won Silver medals in their respective categories - Cameron U15 and at Rory U13. 
This weekend they are competing at the British Championships in Sheffield where they both move up categories to U18 and U15, so it will be a tough competition. Good luck to both boys from all at Dunblane High

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SCOTTISH U14 NATIONAL BASKETBALL SUCCESS

Congratulations to  Nina Wills 2K1 who,  on  Tuesday 17 March 2015 after a very long and hard selection  process,  successfully secured a place on the Scottish U14 National Basketball Squad. She has worked extremely hard for this and is one of 12 players selected from all over Scotland.

Nina will be competing in an  International Competition  in June, is to be held at the PEAK, Stirling.
 
Dublane High wishes Nina every success!

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SCOTTISH JUDO CHAMPIONSHIPS - CONTINUED SUCCESS FOR DHS PUPIL

Following on from Cammie Reid-Thomas's (S1) success at the British Judo Championships where he achieved a Bronze medal, he has now just competed in the Scottish Championships at Ravenscraig and won Silver in the U46kg category. This is a tremendous achievement for Cammie and DHS are very proud!

Well done Cammie!

 


 

NATIONAL TABLE TENNIS RANKING

In the recently updated Scottish table tennis U13 rankings Rowan Exton is ranked number 6 in the country.

see link below
http://www.tabletennisscotland.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=27&Itemid=60

 

Congratulations to Rowan for this tremendous achievement!


FOOTBALL SUCCESS

 

 

Congratulations to Mhara Thomson and Kim Wilson both 3S2, who were both selected to represent Central Region Schools in the girls under 15’s inter-region football competition against South West and West regions at Toryglen, Glasgow in December. The next game in the competition is against East Region and Mhara has been chosen to represent Central again, game being played on 26 January

 


BSES EXPEDITION FUNDRAISING NEWS

Well done to Megan Priestly of S5 as regards fundraising for her BSES expedition. She has now raised over £3000 inc the grant from the Dunblane Primary School Trust. The bulk of her funds have been raised from her Dumyat challenge. Between April and December she climbed Dumyat 100 times from the bottom (eg Menstrie or the University). Her final ascent was on Christmas Day, her 16th birthday. There is a picture - Megan standing, middle- of the final summit on this weblink - http://www.ochilhillrunners.org.uk/infoFiles%5C291211073136.JPG.

Quite a number of these ascents took place in the dark and during foul weather as she had to average 3-4 per week to hit her target. In the process she has got really fit for her expedition (she can now get up and down from Menstrie in about 50 minutes).

 


FIRST YEAR FUNDRAISERS

On 18th September a number of our S1 pupils organised a bake sale in a pupils garage. Their efforts raised a fantastic total of £274 for Strathcarron Hospice.The pupils involved in this fundraising event were;

Katie ScottEilidh MuirChris HugsonEmily McQuillianBecca Stewart and Lucy Mason

Well done to all the above pupils for making such a difference for a very worthy cause.


DHS PUPILS FENCING AWARDS

Well done to the following pupils who achieved a variety of awards whilst participating in the Scottish Fencing Club run by Coach Charity McArdle, former Commonwealth gold medallist:

S1 PUPILS: Grade 1 FOIL Certification Craig MasonLouis Bryson & Robbie Ranson. Robbie also achieved a certificate for 'Effort in Sponsorship' for a total of 96 lunges in 2mins, raising money for club funds.

S3 PUPILS: Effort in Sponsorship to Rory McNicol for 123 lunges in 2mins raising money for club funds.

S4 PUPILS: Grade 4 FOIL Certification to Connor Jaffray & Megan Gouw. Megan also achieved Certification at Grade 3 as well as 'Effort in Sponsorship' for 96 lunges in 2 mins raising money for club funds.

Anyone interested in joining can contact Charity on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Congratulations to Dugal Wilson S2,  who has been selected for the RYA Scotland National Junior Sailing Squad. This is a great achievement for him particularly as he is only 13 years old. The training regime will be quite demanding with 10 weekends between now and end of March 2012 where he will be at the National Sailing Centre on Cumbrae, sailing for around 5 to 6 hours day irrespective of the weather. In 2012 he will sail in the 7 Scottish Youth Series weekend racing events, 5 National Racing Weekends Events, the National Championships ( 5 days) and the World Championships ( 5 days). DHS wishes Dugal the best of luck in all these events!


Congratulations go to Fiona Brown 5R2 who has been selected to play football for Scotland U17 Women in the UEFA championships in Austria. They will face Kazakhstan 7/10, Austria 9/10 and Iceland 12/10 with only group winners guaranteed qualifying for the next stage. Last year Iceland reached the semi finals. Fiona also played in this tournament last year losing to France the eventual runners up. We wish her the best of luck!


Nicola McDonald 2S1 whose mother has Multiple Sclerosis wanted to do something to help. She decided to run in the Junior Great Scottish Run on 3rd Sept at Glasgow Green. Despite the rain and a sore ankle she managed to complete the course in under 20 mins and has so far raised over £900 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Well done Nicola!

For more information on MS and how you can get involved please access the link below

http://www.mssociety.org.uk/


On the 11th June 2011 Sophie Reid-Kay and Kirsty Holmes - now both S3- completed the Edinburgh Moon Walk. This is a power walking challenge and they completed the half marathon distance (13.1 miles). They followed a rigorous training schedule, training 3 times a week for 12 weeks, walking evenings and weekends. The walk starts at midnight and around 12000 people take part. They were wearing beautifully decorated outfits. The minimum age to participate is 13 years so Sophie and Kirsty were just old enough! They finished in just over 3 hours (an amazing time) and were among the first to cross the line, certainly well ahead of thousands of adult walkers. Kirsty and Sophie together raised around £800 for the Walk the Walk breast cancer charity. A huge thank you to the many teachers and pupils who sponsored them. They are aiming to do 26 miles next year with a new team of friends. Well done to both girls!

Information on the Edinburgh Moon Walk can be found by accessing the link below:

http://www.walkthewalk.org/Challenges/TheMoonWalkEdinburgh