Every school term, South Lanarkshire Active Schools put forward nominations for local volunteers to be recognised for their contribution to sport locally. I am happy to say that 2 of our senior pupil volunteers have been recognised this term for their outstanding contributions to our school, our partner primaries and our wider community.
CLUB COACH – Cat Crichton (East Kibride Rugby club)
Cat has been actively promoting rugby opportunities through delivering regular rugby curriculum tasters in 5 of our partner primaries as well as leading lunchtime clubs in all of these. Cat has also continued to support the girls rugby squad here at Duncanrig. She has delivered over 50 hours of coaching in and been involved in various school-based events; Active Girls Weeks, Sports Fayre and Health Day events. Cat’s role has been to showcase rugby and promote a pathway from the school environment into the community club setting. Thus far, she has supported the transition of a number of primary pupils into joining East Kilbride Rugby club to continue their rugby journey.
SENIOR PUPIL – Samantha Callaghan
Early in term 1, Samantha was successful with her application to become our Female Sports Captain. This role has seen Samantha involved in numerous events within our school. She has committed her time toward supporting the planning and delivery of the Sports Fayre, Active Girls events as well as presenting at our formal School Sport Awards presentation. Samantha is also a part of the East Kilbride Sports Coach Academy programme. This has seen her take part in various coaching courses and gain invaluable experience coaching at a P3-P4 after-school multi-sports club at East Milton Primary over a 6 week period to 25 energetic pupils. Samantha also volunteers at East Milton PS leading the school netball team preparing them for monthly netball festivals. She also undertakes coaching duties at her senior netball team outwith school and is always eager to learn and develop her skills.
Well done to both pupils.