School Life (SPRING TERM - pre half-term 2014)
Form 1 RSPB Big Schools’ Birdwatch07 Feb 2014
Form 1 took part in RSPB Big Schools’ Birdwatch. They enjoyed counting the birds outside and many fun bird related activities indoors. The morning was enjoyed by all!
U13A Netball v U14B Glenalmond (H)05 Feb 2014
This was a fantastic, friendly game of netball. The Craigclowan girls certainly held their own against the very tall Glenalmond team. This is the best game the U13 girls have played this term. They showed a determination to win the ball and they moved really well on the court. It is always lovely to play Glenalmond.
Final Score: 15-15
U11 Boys Hockey v Cargilfield (H)05 Feb 2014
A Team ReportThe 'A' team were determined to give a good account of themselves against a strong Cargilfield team. They certainly did this. From the starting whistle the game was fast and furious. To a man, the boys worked well for each other and moved the ball about with purpose. The final score does not truly reflect just how well the boys in sky blue played. If only they had finished moves off in front of goal. I hope that the boys can build on this performance and look to do themselves justice in the remaining fixtures this term.
B Team ReportThe U-11 B’s faced some stiff competition from a talented Cargilfield team in the meeting at Craigclowan. Despite the score-line of 6-0 to the visitors, our boys never stopped tackling and worked very hard in defence. For our next fixture, we will need to spread out and call for the ball in space in order to mount more attacks.
A tough lesson learned, but some very encouraging performances. Onwards and upwards!
U13A Boys Hockey v Cargilfield School (A)05 Feb 2014
Away fixture – again! We were fortunate in that we were given the opportunity to play at the National Hockey Centre at Peffermill, Edinburgh. The top quality water-based pitch was a treat to play on but unfortunately it was also our downfall. With the ball bouncing around our boys found it tough to control when under pressure and it was often deflected into the path of the Cargilfield attack. Two goals down against the visitors in the first five minutes was always going to be tough to come back from. Once we realised that we really could compete, player for player, against this strong Cargilfield outfit, a high quality game developed. Andrew, Rory B and Ewan stepped up to the mark in defence, intercepting the ball well, stopping many attacks. Will was sweeper for the day and developed the confidence to swing the ball out wide from the back. Jamie had another busy and successful day between the posts, showing why he is one of the top goal-keepers in our area. Credit must be given to the midfield of Ben P, Rory O, Tom J and John. All four really gave every ounce of energy they had to support the attack, yet get back to defend. Ben certainly looked more threatening on the larger pitch, giving him more space to attack into. Archie and Durness made numerous telling runs to collect the ball and threatened the Cargilfield keeper on several occasions. Magnus and Ben F also put in a good shift, playing in a few different positions across the midfield and up front. Tiredness was the main reason for the loss of three quick goals towards the end of the match. Mistrapping a ball or playing it softly across the back is an easy goal scoring chance for a quality team. Though we played well it wasn’t good enough. Composure and confidence to run with the ball on our stick whilst looking up to make a quality pass must be developed as any rushed clearance out of defence is always going to be intercepted and the next waves of attack just keeps on coming. Praise must be given to our opponents this afternoon. It was often easy to forget that this was an U-13 match, such was the quality of play from both sets of players. We look forward to our next challenge after mid-term!
Form 6G Crêpes05 Feb 2014
In French classes Form 6G have been creating French recipe cards and learning how to make crêpes. We had great fun making, tossing and eating our crêpes! Bon appétit!
Form 2 Penguin Potty!05 Feb 2014
This term Form 2 have been going PPPPPenguin crazy as part of their North and South Pole topic. This week the children had their second trip to the Senior Art Room, this time to paint their paper mache penguins. Next they will give the pppenguins eyes, beaks, flippers and feet. Look out for the finished ppproducts!
The children also experienced the magic of marbling paints earlier this week and created some very cute hatching chicks.
The grand finale however was designing their own pppenguin game with forfeits. Much fun has been had playing with the finished articles, and dare we admit it – some friendly competitive spirit has been enjoyed!
A pppperfect week!
Merchiston Castle School Cross-Country Relays04 Feb 2014
14 children travelled to Edinburgh to enjoy an afternoon of sportsmanship over a fast and energy sapping cross-country course measuring just under 1 mile. At 2pm the U11 race was underway and saw our A Team (Toby S, Jonny M and Murray T), B Team (Arthur R, Harry J-S and Freddie C) and C Team (Lachlan L, Oliver F and Sacha T) battling hard on this cold and showery afternoon. Everyone’s hard training paid off and the teams finished 3rd , 6th and 11th respectively.
Inspired by the victory of last year’s notorious Craigclowan A Team, the Craigclowan’s U13 runners also ran their socks off from the very first second in this particularly strong field. The A Team (Campbell H, John S and Ben P) placed 4th. Team Captain Ben P, running the anchor leg, will certainly never forget how close he got to getting his team into third place, but the medal wasn’t to be. Such is the name of the game. The incomplete B team (Tom C and Magnus C) produced fast individual times (with Magnus achieving a personal best on this particular course).
Several others of our runners broke personal records which made the race all the more satisfying.
A delicious hot tea was a much appreciated reward before our journey home.
WOSPS Netball Trials (H)03 Feb 2014
Craigclowan hosted the WOSPS Netball trials this week. Overall there were 25 girls at the trail from Craigclowan, Kilgraston and Ardvreck. All the girls played really well on the day. Our girls did well and we managed to get 7 girls into the squad of 18.
The WOSPs V Dandylions Netball game is due to be played on Thursday 20th Match at Fettes.
IAPS National Tournament U11 Boys Hockey Qualifiers (A)03 Feb 2014
The Craigclowan Under 11 Boys Hockey Squad represented the school in the IAPS Qualifying Tournament at Glenalmond College on Monday February 3rd.
The boys played five matches to determine the one school to qualify for the finals, down south, later in the term.
The boys took a wee while to find their feet in their first match against Belhaven and all that separated the two teams after sixteen minutes of play was a solitary goal by the boys from Dunbar. We had chances to score but were not single-minded enough to take them.
In game two we faced Cargilfield who played very well as a team and individually. They won 4-0 and were deserved winners at the end of the afternoon.
Game three saw us play Loretto. It was pleasing that after two losses our heads stayed up and we started playing more as a team. We managed to win our game against the boys from Musselburgh but we could have scored several more goals than we did.
In match four we had another good win against Fettes in which we squandered yet more well-created chances.
At the end of a long afternoon we played our good friends from Ardvreck and enjoyed another good win and a packet of Jelly Babies.
The weather was kind, the organisation was sound, the competition fair and the boys ‘should’ have learned a bit about hockey teamwork.
Thank you to Glenalmond for a good day, our parents who came to support and Mrs Thomson for those Jelly Babies.
IAPS National Tournament U13 Boys Hockey Qualifiers (A)03 Feb 2014
Our squad of 10 players had to fight to win their place in the team heading to Glenalmond for the annual IAP’s qualifier. We had a good balance of Form 7 and 8 players. Our formation of two defence, three midfield and one striker required everyone to defend well and attack as a whole team. A 2-1 victory over Belhaven in the first match was a win but too many chances in front of goal were missed and occasional lacks in concentration in defence made the score much tighter than it ought to have been.
Cargilfield next. Good saves from Jamie and excellent marking from Ewan and Rory B kept the score to 1-1. Lack of width on the right resulted in very few meaningful attacks making it tough for Tom in the centre to find an easy pass. Another lack of concentration in defence gave Cargilfield an easy goal to finish 2-1 winners.
A good win against Loretto cheered everyone up, with some excellent runs from Archie and Durness up front receiving top quality passes from John and Rory O in midfield. A pleasing 2-1 victory.
Fettes next and with more attack coming down the right we really should have won this match. The quality of the final pass needs to be worked on in order to win a penalty corner or get a shot on target every time the ball is in our attacking ‘D’. This was the game that Ben found the width to his attack and created a couple of good opportunities in the ‘D’
Our final match against Ardvreck was a bit of a physical battle, with both teams looking tired after a long afternoon. Andrew grew in confidence in defence and found John well on the left of midfield. This led to a fabulous solo effort from our captain slotting the ball neatly into the corner of the goal. Durness struck the ball beautifully but it pinged off the goal post. A draw was a fair result at the end of the game.
The positives were teamwork, short passes and marking. The key areas to work on are tackling, like we really mean it, accurate hitting and being confident to run with the ball with our head up and make a pass that doesn’t put our team-mate under pressure. An enjoyable yet frustrating afternoon. Thank you to Glenalmond for the use of their facilities, Cargilfield for organising the tournament and our band of parents who encouraged the team throughout the afternoon!
Form 1 Celebrated Chinese New Year31 Jan 2014
Form 1 enjoyed celebrating Chinese New Year. Gai performed a fantastic dragon dance, we enjoying learning how to write our name in Chinese using the symbols, we created own our lanterns, we designed some horses and also created a large class dragon!
Form 5 Trip to Glasgow Science Centre31 Jan 2014
This was a perfect end to another busy week in Form 5. With every pupil remembering all that was asked of them we made a sharp exit from school and enjoyed an easy drive down the M80.
As the science centre opened its doors at 10am we headed straight in. Our three groups split up, enjoying a different floor each of the science mall before heading to the IMAX for a fabulous screening of the life of the Hubble telescope and the astronauts that helped to maintain it. With cutlery secured to the wall with velco and going to the bathroom, all about ‘suction’, the life of an astronaut was certainly not dull.
Straight from the IMAX to the planetarium for our Space Exploration. AMAZING! So many good answers were given to the presenter from the Craigclowan group throughout an interesting 40 minutes on the stars. There was much more to learn than we ever thought was possible. Could there be life out there somewhere, perhaps in a galaxy far from ours?
Packed lunch, five minutes in the shop and 40 minutes to explore another floor of the centre. There was so much to see, and even doing the normal Form 5 jog, we still needed more time. Hopefully a family visit by some during the Space Week at the beginning of March might prove to be most enjoyable for everyone.
Home via the new ‘Wobbly Bridge’ over the Clyde and a stormy drive back up the M80 didn’t spoil a brilliant day. This trip was a new addition to the form 5 curriculum and it is certainly one that we would aim to do again in the near future.
Fair City Chess Competition Final31 Jan 2014
The results in the final were:
Round 1 Craigclowan 2.5 Craigie 1.5
Round 2 Craigclowan 1 Ardvreck 3
Round 3 Craigclowan 3.5 Auchterarder 0.5
Finally, thank you to Mr. Shovlin who organised the tournament.
Well played boys!
Form 2 Design Penguin Pens30 Jan 2014
Form 2 have had great fun this week designing their own penguin pens. This was inspired by Penguin rock, which we saw at Edinburgh zoo. They worked in pairs and started with a design sheet. They then used a variety of materials to make their pens. Some had wonderful areas of water, icebergs, rocky areas and even diving boards. They had great fun and are waiting ,in anticipation, for Mr Dibnah to judge them in the next few days!
U13A Boys Hockey v Loretto School (A)29 Jan 2014
After a quick lunch, it was straight on the bus to Loretto. Having worked on attacking with width this week, it was great to see the ball coming across to Tom and Rory O in the centre and out to Ben P and Magnus on the right. Moving the ball on early created a great opportunity for Magnus to score from a well executed shot. Constant breaking down of play by the Loretto defence eventually resulted in a penalty stroke being awarded to Craigclowan. It was Durness who stepped up this time to slot the ball into the goal to make the score 2-0 going into half time.
The best spell of the game was the first few minutes of the second half when those who love to dribble remembered to pass the ball. Many goal-scoring opportunities were created and with more composure in front of goal the score could have been more. Winning penalty corners is a must from John, Rory O and Ben P when entering the “D”.
It was great to see Ben F slot straight into a starting place at right back. Positive encouragement from Rory B and Will ensured that Ewan kept everything on the left side of defence tidy. Well done to Jamie for keeping his concentration in goal when most of the play was down the other end.
A productive afternoon by everyone against a competitive Loretto team. Well played.
Form 2S Icebergs29 Jan 2014
On 29th January, Form 2 completed a small science experiment about how long it takes for ice to melt. They checked the ‘icebergs’ every hour and found that in the classroom, it took five and a half hours for the ice to totally melt.
Form 3 Chinese New Year28 Jan 2014
This week Form 3 had a wonderful afternoon learning about Chinese New Year traditions from Che’s mum. Che and her brother Gai demonstrated the Lion Dance, then we all tried eating Chinese dumplings with chopsticks. Using brushes and black ink the children wrote good luck greetings in Chinese characters and before going home they were all delighted to receive the traditional lucky red packet!
Skiing at Glenshee25 Jan 2014
Wet! Wet! Wet! I certainly don’t mean that classic 80s band though. This was truly tough Scottish skiing. After an early lunch and dry out in the Freshtrack offices we went back out to enjoy a superb afternoon. All credit to the boys and girls who came up and decided to go back out after such a horrific cold and wet morning. It was worth though!
Craigclowan U11 Hockey Tournament25 Jan 2014
With last year’s tournament cancelled due to snow, we were extremely fortunate with the weather on Saturday. A dry three hours gave the boys the opportunity to enjoy tournament hockey for the first time. We had 18 keen and determined players proud to represent their school.
A Team ReportThe “A” team, captained by Lachlan, all played in a variety of positions during their five games. Ross made some excellent saves in his first day as goal keeper, reacting well to hard, straight strikes. He worked hard to help his defence mark their players tightly. Charlie and Hayden responded well to his encouragement and improved their positioning and ball distribution as the day progressed. Harry, Lachlan and Alexander played mainly across the midfield. Their focus was to pass the ball on early, then support their forwards. This was hard to achieve but as their confidence developed it was pleasing to see the way they started to use their whole team. Oliver, Rhys and Jonny rotated well as the strikers. At times we played with two forwards but we also changed it to a solo forward when the pressure was on. These players learned the importance of making clear runs in order to get the ball as well as putting a quick shot on target. Jonny scored a number of goals, showing good 1v1 skills.
As it was the first time most of the team had been involved in attacking or defending corners, we now know the basics but have plenty to work on this week before our next tournament on Monday 3rd February at Glenalmond.
B Team ReportThe ‘B’ team certainly did not disgrace themselves against strong teams from other schools. The attitude, team spirit and desire to try their best was evident to all who witnessed their games. All of the team members definitely progressed as our defeats became narrower as the day went on. The Craigclowan ‘A’ v Craigclowan ‘B’ match in particular was a hard fought game. The ‘B’ team were desperately unlucky not to get something from the game after causing much panic and confusion in the ‘A’ team’s defence. All of the players had a great fun afternoon and it was brilliant to see so much support from family and friends.
Thank you to the many parents who came to support the boys, the visiting schools for entering into the spirit of this fun tournament and to Jean and Paul for the delicious match teas.
Well done to Belhaven for finishing in 2nd place but it was Cargilfield who took the winner’s trophy this year.
To both teams very well played!
Form 1 Burns Celebrations24 Jan 2014
Form 1 enjoyed celebrating Burns! Emily Scott’s Dad came into school and taught us to play the chanter then played his very loud bagpipes to us!! We then enjoyed a yummy Burns lunch. We created our own tartans and enjoyed some yummy shortbread and Irn Bru.
Burns’ Day Celebrations24 Jan 2014
On Friday many pupils wore their own kilts to school to help celebrate Burns’ Day. It was such a special event that Mr Evans’ Craigclowan tartan waistcoat also made an appearance! Throughout the morning dramatic readings of the bard’s poems could be heard drifting from many classrooms but the highlight of the day was lunch!
Gregor C. skilfully piped the haggis in to both Jr. and Sr. lunches. At Sr. Lunch he then led Mrs Proctor, bedecked in tartan, who paraded the haggis around the dining hall prior to Mr Simpson addressing it with great aplomb! This was followed by Mrs Wright reciting The Selkirk Grace and then everyone was able to enjoy Jean and her team’s excellent haggis lunch, with trifle to follow.
Forms 4 and 5 Ski Day at Glenshee23 Jan 2014
It was another fantastic day on the slopes with Forms 4 and 5. The weather was kind and the snow plentiful, so all present had a great day under the expert tuition of the Freshtrack instructors. With 39 boys and girls on the hill it was certainly a busy day for all concerned. The trip up and hire fitting all went smoothly and quickly so we had plenty of time to enjoy the magnificent mountain air and scenery. The beginners group found their ski legs heading up the hill after a much needed lunch break. The other, more experienced skiers zipped around the mountain like the seasoned professions most of them are. After a long day, we headed back to school with the classic 80s rendition of Nellie the Elephant on the stereo and the kids singing along at the top of their voices. A great day!!
Form 2 to Edinburgh Zoo22 Jan 2014
My day at the zoo
Yesterday Form Two went to Edinburgh Zoo. When we saw the sweet koal as one of them had a baby. One of the koalas was eating eucalyptus leaves. We also saw crazy monkeys. One of them had a blue and pink bottom. Before that we saw the funny penguins. Some of them were in the water. We saw them porpoising. There were two giant pandas in separate cages. At the end we saw the lazy chimpanzees. My favourite part of the day was seeing the monkeys.
By Auriol A. Age 6.
U13 Boys Hockey v Belhaven Hill (A)22 Jan 2014
Hockey stick – check, mouthguard – check, shinpads – check, packed lunch – check, ask to be excused from afternoon classes – check(almost!) An enjoyable coach ride down to Dunbar, brief team talk and warm-up, then it was time to prove that last week’s result was justified. Passing and shooting on target were the themes for the day. Archie settled down to the task quickly making telling runs and passing the ball on early. Rory O stole the final touch of the ball to put us one up. Composure in the “D” saw Durness score three flicks high into the corners of the goal. Jamie kept his defence tight with Andrew and Euan front marking well. Very little got past Rory B and Will in the centre. Constant pressure from John, Tom and Ben P across the midfield resulted in a further three goals before the full time whistle. A 7-0 victory felt good but with a lack of width in the attack and the composure to play the ball down the right has left us with plenty to work on over the next few days before our match against Loretto on Wednesday. Thanks to Belhaven for a hard fought game and their hospitality at match teas.
U11 Netball v Belhaven Hill (A)22 Jan 2014
The girls were a wee bit sleepy today for their match against Belhaven. Playing on an outdoor court is always very different and the surface was quite slippy and very dirty. This made a difference to how our girls played and they were certainly slow off the mark in comparison to Belhaven. It was a great friendly game though and we played our best Netball in the 3rd quarter. However, Belhaven were the more aggressive team and they certainly didn’t mind getting their hands dirty. Final score: Loss: 5 - 8
U11 Boys Hockey v Belhaven Hill (A)22 Jan 2014
This was a great game of Hockey. Both teams played at a tremendous pace and this along with the perfect conditions made it a good game to watch. The boys in sky blue jerseys gave their all as they defended superbly, adopted good support for the ball and always tried to play wide and into the channels. Oliver F in goal deserves special mention, as he commanded his goal very well and made it very difficult for the opposition to beat him. Unfortunately with about ten minutes to go the Craigclowan goal was breached. The boys tried desperately to find an equaliser but could not find the quality pass to finish several good moves from the right.
I would like to thank Belhaven for their very warm and friendly hospitality. Also, a big thank you to the parents who came along and supported the boys!
I hope the boys can build on this performance and can approach all the future fixtures especially Saturday's hockey tournament with the same attitude and enthusiasm.
Good effort boys!
U13A & B Netball v Belhaven Hill (A)22 Jan 2014
The 'A' team had a slow start with almost all girls playing below their best abilities. Belhaven was strong and we didn't properly rise to the occasion until half time. The second half we were evenly matched and our girls started to play a little better even drawing the 4th quarter.
The 'B' team were more evenly matched and just about clinched a win, unfortunately tailing off towards the end. The girls improved as the match continued with our two shooters, Rosalind and Lottie aiming well.
All in all the girls had an enjoyable outing and Belhaven looked after us well.
Form 3 in the Garden22 Jan 2014
Form 3 paid their first visit to the school garden read more
SSSA Alpine Championship at Glenshee21 Jan 2014
A young team of skiers headed to Glenshee on Tuesday to participate in the first ever SSSA ski race in the series. In very challenging conditions the four boys and four girls performed superbly. With many of the children taking part in their first race they dealt with the pressure and the strong head wind admirably. I am sure that they enjoyed the experience and gained much from it. Well done to all eight skiers.
Form 1 Fun Glasses21 Jan 2014
Form 1G make some fun glassesForm 1 have been learning about The Senses.
We had fun making these colourful glasses.
Can you recognise us?
Skiing at Glenshee18 Jan 2014
This was truly a classic Scottish ski day with every weather condition imaginable. The morning gave us good firm snow and visibility which was fantastic. By the end of the day the clag had descended, the snow had softened and the rain clouds had arrived. Oh how they had arrived!! It was a wonderfully wet afternoon that tested the fortitude of all on the slopes. In those conditions you just have to smile, grit your teeth and keep going, which is exactly what all of the kids did brilliantly. We are raising them tough at Craigclowan. Well done to you all!!
U13A Boys Hockey v Glenalmond U14B (A)16 Jan 2014
This was a great match, in so many ways, to kick-start this exciting season for the U-13 boys. There were a number of familiar faces warming up that had old Craigclowan ties: Lewis, Oliver, Henry, Archie, Ines, Jonny and Will to name a few. On the side-lines quite a crowd of older siblings and parents turned out to support the players. We had an even balance of experience and youth in our squad and this worked well throughout the match. Jamie in goals, inspired confidence from his defence, with Rory B and Will letting nothing through the centre. Andrew and Ewan kept their job simple and that was to mark tightly and pass the ball on – brilliant!
Our midfield pulled in the experience of Ben P, Tom, Rory O and captain John to successfully link our play together from the back towards our forwards. If they all wore a GPS throughout the match it would have been quite a tally of miles they covered between them! Not only do they all have a strong engine, but they tackled cleanly and attacked at speed.
Our two pairs of forwards were all U-12 players. Durness and Archie complemented each other’s playing style well, while Magnus and Ben F made several telling runs to collect passes from their midfield, finishing with many shots. Glenalmond’s keeper was forced to make several excellent saves and at times it seemed the ball was never going to go between the posts!
It took a calmly executed penalty stroke, placed neatly into the bottom left corner, from John to secure a well earned victory. Thanks to Glenalmond for providing us with ideal opposition to give the boys the necessary confidence to carry onto the pitch against Belhaven on Wednesday, and to Mr Pattinson for transferring his enthusiasm from the rugby field to the hockey pitch with apparent ease!
U12 Boys Hockey v Lathallan (H)15 Jan 2014
With the ice melted and the rain stopped we were ready for our first hockey fixtures of 2014. Lathallan arrived with a bus load of keen boys, ready to enjoy their 7 aside matches. It’s quite a rare thing to say that all four goal keepers on the pitch played well but today they all shone. The experience of Jamie in goals for the ‘A’ team was apparent. His concentration and determination to keep a clean sheet was great to see. It was Oliver F’s first match in goals and a solid performance was put in for the Bs.
A willingness to do what was asked helped both teams play a very good standard of hockey, so early in the term. The experience of Durness, Jamie, Lachlan, Archie and Ewan helped the youngsters to play with confidence and determination. Alexander, Toby, Charlie and Oliver played well against many older players.
Two wins is a great way to start off! Goals for many, assists for most and tops teas for all made for a very successful afternoon. Thanks you to Lathallan for their sportsmanship and we look forward to playing against them again in our own U-11 tournament on Saturday 25th January.
U11 Netball v Ardvreck (H)15 Jan 2014
The first game of the term for the U11 girls and you could tell they were nervous at the start. However, they once got into their stride, scored their first goal; they really did play some super Netball. I was very impressed with the movement on the court, their passing into space and their shooting. Overall, a great start to the Netball term, we can only get better from here.
Final Score: Win 15 : 4
Pupil Council Reps14 Jan 2014
Pupil Council Elections Spring 2014Following the recent Pupil Council Elections for Forms 5 and 7, this is the list of the Pupil Council Reps:
8B - Bella B • 8S - Ruairidh B • 8C - Harry S
7D - Andrew S • 7R - Maisie S
6D - Alistair J-E • 6G - Iwan T
5H - Iona F • 5T - Lara S
4P - Jamie P • 4W - Ben C
Primary 5 & Under Fair City Chess Competition13 Jan 2014
On Monday 13th January the chess team reached the final of the Primary 5 & Under Chess Competition. The final will be played at The Community School of Aucherarder.
The team on the day was Freddie C, Archie J-S, Max M, Cameron S and Jake S (reserve). The boys saw off stiff from Craigie PS, St. John’s Academy and St. Ninian’s PS.
To get to the Final the boys had to win their group, which they did in some style.
St Johns 1 v St Ninians 3
Craigclowan 2 v Craigie 2
Craigie 4 v St Johns 0
St Ninians ½ v Craigclowan 3½
St Ninians 1½ v Craigie 2½
St Johns 0 v Craigclowan 4
Table of Results
|3. St Ninians||3||1||0||2||5||7||3|
|4. St Johns||3||0||0||3||1||11||0|
Good luck in the Final boys!
Skiing at Glenshee11 Jan 2014
Oh what a day!! Expectations were very low having looked at the Glenshee webcam but how wrong we were. The sun was out, the sky was blue and the snow was firm and grippy and in plentiful supply. I would even go so far as to say that Glas Maol was as good as I have ever known it. To make the conditions even better, we had the hill to ourselves. Almost! It truly was a magnificent day enjoyed by the 18 children and 3 staff who peeled themselves out of bed on a dark January morning to get to school for the traditional Craigclowan departure time of 6.20am. It is worth it every time without fail. Well done to everyone and let’s hope that the rest of the season is as good as our first adventure.