Region’s pupils in sailing triumph

Students from across the Borders have been competing in a variety of races at the Outdoor Education Centre on the Whiteadder reservoir.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 9th October 2014, 9:25 am
SBBN Eyemouth High fundraising
SBBN Eyemouth High fundraising

Pupils competed in an inter-school sailing regatta, using the skills they learned in their weekly sailing lessons on the reservoir.

The races culminated last week with pupils competing to be declared school champion. It was a very windy day with challenging waves so the students had to double up and work in pairs. This was a great way to strengthen their team work as well as their sailing skills.

The races ended with a clear win by the team from Berwickshire High School, Duns and they took away the trophy.

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However Eyemouth High School’s team was not far behind and intend to win it next year. “It was really fun to work as a team and also great to meet other people from different schools with a similar interest in sailing,” said Abby Lannagan. “I am looking forward to winning next year and continuing to improve my sailing skills.”

Meanwhile, Eyemouth High School’s Senior ASDAN Group raised an amazing £137 for Macmillan Cancer Support in just fifteen minutes. The eight pupils organised a Coffee Morning for the staff at Eyemouth High School and invited everyone to join them.

Their brilliant baking and excellent service won lots of compliments from their teachers, who enjoyed the lemon drizzle cake, chocolate sponge, flapjack and banana loaf, with tea and coffee. “I was really impressed by the level of professionalism of the pupils and the delicious treats we got to sample,” commented one of the happy teachers as they left the coffee morning.

Another teacher commented on how polite and friendly the pupils were in welcoming everyone into the coffee morning, “Everyone was so welcoming and it seemed like we were in a really nice café somewhere. What a great way to spend the morning.”

The pupils wish to thank all staff who generously supported the Coffee Morning and also the Parent Council who donated £25 to cover the cost of the ingredients so that all money taken on the day went straight to Macmillan Cancer Support .