Category Archives: DAS

DAS athletics and swimming achievements

The DAS pupils have been out and about this term representing the school at a number of sporting events.

At the Scottish Senior Track and Field Championships held at Grangemouth, Arran Howe achieved a fantastic gold medal in the Javelin, while Joshua Hynd-Rodger picked up two silver medals (100m and 400m Walk events).

Last week, our pupils competed at the ASN Swimming Gala at Lochgelly High School.  Results were as follows:

Jack Hanly (S2) – 3rd in Back Crawl and 2nd in Freestyle
Kian Mallord (S2) – 2nd in Freestyle and Breast Stroke
Thomas Quigg (S1) – 1st in Breast Stroke and 2nd in Freestyle
Joshua Hynd-Rodger (S5) – 3rd in Freestyle

Congratulations to everyone, pupils and staff, on such great results!

Athletics success

Congratulations to Arran Howe, Sophie Coughlin, Aaliyah Black, Jack Hanly and David Norry who all picked up medals in last week’s Fife Schools Disability Cross Country Championships.

Arran Howe – Gold
Sophie Coughlin – Gold
Aaliyah Black – Gold

Jack Hanly – Silver
David Norry – Silver

We are delighted to say that the team finished 3rd overall in the Schools Championship.

Book amnesty

Do you have a class textbook lurking in your house?  Do you keep meaning to drop books off to your teachers or the LRC?

The subject faculties and LRC are asking all pupils in S4, S5 and S6 to return books belonging to the school.  Staff are preparing resources for the change of timetable in June and need to have all the books – textbooks, class texts, library books etc. –  ready for use with the new classes.

In particular, the English Faculty are looking for the following titles to be returned as soon as possible – “The great Gatsby”, “A doll’s house”, “The cone gatherers”, “All my sons”, “A view from the bridge”, “I’m not scared”, “Sunset song”, “A streetcar named desire”, “A separate peace” and “Out of the shadows”.

Books can be dropped off to the Main Office, the LRC and/or Pupil Reception.

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Athletics success

Congratulations to Arran Howe, Jack Hanley and Sophie Coughlin who have all had some recent athletics success at national and local level as members of sports disability teams.

Sophie and Jack were medallists in the recent round of the East District Cross Country series.  Members of the Bell Baxter team have been performing well in this series this session.

Additionally, Arran and Sophie were part of the Fife A and Fife B teams who participated in the Scottish Sports Hall Athletics Championships at Grangemouth last week.  Arran was a member of the winning Fife A team who took the overall title, while Sophie was a member of the Fife B team who came a creditable 4th in the overall standings.

Well done to  all three pupils.

Find out more about sporting opportunities for young people living with disabilities @DisabilitySportFife.