School in run­ning foraward

East Kilbride News - - SPORTS -

Dun­can­rig Se­condary School have been nom­i­nated for a top prize at next month’s Sun­day Mail Scot­tish Sports Awards.

Now they face an anx­ious wait to see if they have made the short­list, which will be re­vealed later this month. The Sun­day Mail and

the na­tional agency for sport, have come to­gether again this year to recog­nise ex­cel­lence through­out Scot­tish sports by award­ing our sports­men, women and teams for their out­stand­ing achieve­ments through­out 2017.

And the West­wood school have been put for­ward in the School Sport Award cat­e­gory which will hon­our the school that does the most to de­velop the young sport­ing tal­ent in Scot­land. Teach­ers have worked closely with Ac­tive Schools Co­or­di­na­tors to pro­vide a path­way for pupils to com­pete, per­form and de­velop their skills.

Through­out the year they have hosted a large num­ber of both in­ter­nal and ex­ter­nal events, in­clud­ing ex­tracur­ric­u­lar fayres and the ‘Dun­can­wealth Games,’ with over 100 pupils tak­ing part in all of their events.

Dun­can­rig have al­ready col­lected a piece of sil­ver­ware this year, land­ing the Sport­ing High School of the Year prize at EK Sports Coun­cil’s an­nual awards night in May.

And in Septem­ber they were recog­nised as a Gold School for the sec­ond time in the School Sport Award scheme.

If Dun­can­rig make the fi­nal cut for the Scot­tish Sports Awards, they will be in­vited to a star-stud­ded black–tie cer­e­mony at the Dou­ble­tree by Hil­ton Glasgow Cen­tral Ho­tel on Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 7.

Pre­vi­ous celebrity guests in­clude Sir Alex Fer­gu­son, Kenny Dal­glish, Jamie Mur­ray, Alan Hansen, Colin Mont­gomerie, Chris Hoy, Sir Jackie Ste­wart, Gor­don Stra­chan, Ricky Burns and the Lis­bon Lions.

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