Young gym­nasts lead­ing the way


Two St Ai­dan’s High gym­nasts en­joyed suc­cess at re­cent com­pe­ti­tions.

The Scot­tish Gym­nas­tic cham­pi­onships took place on Septem­ber 30 in Perth.

S3 pupil El­lie Burke took part in the com­pe­ti­tion and pleased the whole au­di­ence with her star­tling skills.

Head of the PE depart­ment and El­lie’s former pupil sup­port teacher Mr Dun­nery said: “Hav­ing known El­lie for a while I know she is re­ally hard work­ing and the PE depart­ment are very proud of her achieve­ments”.

Emma Mcconville, in S5, rep­re­sented Scot­land at in­ter­na­tional level and brought home a fab­u­lous sil­ver medal from a com­pe­ti­tion in Bu­dapest.

Emma is part of the Dy­namic Gym­nas­tics team that reg­u­larly meet in The Raven­scraig.

To make it all the way into the Scot­tish na­tional team, Emma had to take part in a tri­als and gain enough points to make the cut for Scot­tishteam se­lec­tion.

A school spokesper­son said: “Gym­nas­tics is Emma’s pas­sion and she is cer­tain that she will be pur­su­ing this ca­reer fur­ther on in life.

“She wants to take her gym­nas­tic ca­reer as far as she pos­si­bly can, then hopes to be­come a coach so she can share her tal­ents and be­come a men­tor for young gym­nasts in Scot­land.”

Star per­form­ers El­lie Burke and Emma Mcconville, pic­tured right

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