Old Firm legends back night
Coltness High School’s fourth annual Sports Persons’ Night will be held on Friday, March 2.
Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start and the event will take place again in the Cambusnethan Miners’ Club.
The speakers this year are Barca Bear Willie Henderson and Lisbon Lion Jim Craig.
On the night there will be an auction of sports memorabilia including Motherwell, Rangers and Celtic tops.
There will be prizes for the Yellow/Red Card game, hidden team and raffle.
Tickets cost £ 10 and can be bought in advance by phoning Coltness High School on 01698 274 920 and speaking to Kathleen McCormack.
Unfortunately food is not part of the ticket price but snacks can be bought from the outlet at the Cambusnethan Club.
The Badminton festival between Coltness and Calderhead on Wednesday January 31 was a great success.
The next event is scheduled for later in February. A fun time was had by all in an excellent cross school festival of sport.
Charity Hill Climb
Mr Pettigrew of the PE department is organising a charity hill climb for the S1 pupils to Tinto Hill on the May 18.
There are 70 places and he is looking for keen climbers. There will be another climb on Ben Nevis on June 2 for senior pupils.
Both climbs are being held to raise funds for the St Andrews Hospice and pupils will be looking for kind sponsors and donations.
Before Christmas, faculty head of expressive arts Derek Johnston told of his successful London Marathon bid in support of the National Autistic Society.
Mr Johnston and a talented bunch of musicians took on a number of engagements in the local community, spreading festive cheer while raising money for this great cause.
He was delighted to report that through their combined efforts and the outstanding generosity of the people of Coltness, Wishaw and the surrounding local areas he was able to donate the whopping sum of £4500 which has been gratefully received by the NAS.
Mr Johnston said: “I’d just like to say a huge thank you to all the wonderful musicians who played before Christmas and to their parents for taking the time to run them to all the different venues. Their efforts have been truly rewarded by the generosity shown by the local people.
“I can now concentrate fully on my training and hope to post a personal best during the Marathon in April.”
Marathon man Derek Johnston told of his successful London Marathon bid in support of the National Autistic Society