Stonelaw pupils do their bit for char­ity

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

A num­ber of Stonelaw High School staff and pupils ran a 6k race for char­ity.

The event was in aid of St An­drew’s Hos­pice.

Mr Keir Geatrell came sec­ond in the men’s race with a time of 20 min­utes and 17 sec­onds.

Gavin Smith was sec­ond in the boys’race in a re­spectable 20 min­utes and 25 sec­onds.

Ev­ery year more than 2000 pupils and staff mem­bers from La­nark­shire high schools take part in this event to raise funds to help keep the hos­pice op­er­at­ing.

Par­tic­i­pants can choose to run, jog or walk the 6k route and can ei­ther wear their run­ning kit or fancy dress out­fits.

Mr Hamil­ton of the PE depart­ment took a num­ber of pupils to meet the Royal Marines last week.

They were put through their paces in a num­ber of ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing ab­seil­ing, rock climb­ing, raft­ing, laser tag, com­bat fit­ness and a weapons dis­play.

Pupils had a very en­joy­able day where they had the op­por­tu­nity to cre­ate new, and build upon ex­ist­ing re­la­tion­ships .

They also learned the val­ues and skills which will al­low them to be­come suc­cess­ful both within school and in the com­mu­nity along with learn­ing the dis­ci­pline, ded­i­ca­tion and skills in­volved in the Armed Forces.

On the run Stonelaw pupils af­ter com­plet­ing the 6k run

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