Ex-head girl Erin takes pupils round Holy­rood

Stirling Observer - - SCHOOL NEWS - Bal­fron High School Junk Kou­ture Scot­tish Par­lia­ment visit

It was a fab­u­lous day and a re­ally good ex­pe­ri­ence for the pupils and also for the other groups who came along to sup­port the show at night. Mavia and Kate were ex­cel­lent on the cat­walk while Martha and Gabriella were fan­tas­tic at hair and make-up.

Scot­tish Schools In­door Ath­let­ics

There were some fan­tas­tic per­for­mances from Bal­fron High ath­letes at the Emi­rates Arena last week.

The un­der 16 1500m run­ners can all be proud of their per­for­mances and Rosie Eck­er­s­ley reached her fi­nal as did Rachael Methven in shot. Matt Chan­dler just missed a medal, com­ing fourth in pole vault. Katie Burr (un­der 16) had a great run, win­ning her 200m heat but she and Anna Cameron (over 16) missed their fi­nals by one place to come ninth in Scot­land. Both girls have an­other two years in the same age group, so next year will be very ex­cit­ing. The se­cond day brought a com­pet­i­tive hur­dles fi­nal with Briagha Cook fin­ish­ing fourth and Katie Burr in fifth. Anna Cameron also just missed a medal, com­ing fourth in long jump with Es­ther Ross ninth. Anna also made the fi­nal of the 60m and Emily Cor­ri­gan made the semi in the un­der 16s 60m. Mad­die Woods came se­cond in her 300m semi and Mur­phy Hand ran a good race to come se­cond in his 800m heat. El­iz­a­beth Thomp­son ran re­ally well to win her 300m heat and reach the semi. Amy Kirk­patrick also ran im­pres­sively to win her 800m heat and reach her fi­nal. Matt Chan­dler was un­lucky in nar­rowly miss­ing medals in both hur­dles and high jump. Thanks to all the ath­letes and par­ents for an two ex­cit­ing days.

On Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 9 the Na­tional 5 and Higher Mod­ern Stud­ies pupils took part in an ex­tremely useful and suc­cess­ful ex­cur­sion to the Scot­tish Par­lia­ment.

The visit be­gan with an ex­cel­lent tour by for­mer head girl Erin McKee, who now works part-time for Stir­ling MSP, Bruce Crawford, whilst com­plet­ing her stud­ies at Ed­in­burgh Univer­sity. Pupils then watched a fiery First Min­is­ter’s Ques­tion Time, which heav­ily fo­cused on the sub­ject of ed­u­ca­tional at­tain­ment. The day fin­ished with lunch in one of the Par­lia­ment’s com­mit­tee rooms and a fan­tas­tic ques­tion and an­swer ses­sion with Mr Crawford.

Visit Bal­fron High pupils with Stir­ling MSP Bruce Crawford at the Scot­tish Par­lia­ment

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