Digital Schools Awards Scotland

Larkhall Academy

Physical Education - Celebrating Success

Larkhall Academy PE department aim to recognise the sporting achievements of our talented, hard working young people. Below you will see some of their recent success stories.

Trampolining Success

Lorna Pitkethley - S2

Congratulations to Lorna Pitkethley, who won a silver medal at the Scottish Gymnastics Regional Team Qualifier and the Scottish Championships Qualifier. Very well done!

Tae Kwon Do Success

Jack McDonald - S2

Congratulations to Jack McDonald. Jack recently won a gold and two bronze medals for sparring at the Tae Kwon Do Scottish Open at Ravenscraig.Jack competed at middleweight against opposition from Poland, Nothern Ireland, England and Wales.Jack regularly fights for Scotland and has ambitions of being an Olympic competitor.Well done!

Water Polo Success

We would like to share the success of our water polo team at the Scottish High Schools Championships 2018.

 Larkhall Academy beat Dunblane to win the 2018 Scottish Schools Championships Silver Plate at the senior event on 8th June at Stirling University. They dominated at the junior event one week later at St Margaret’s Academy, Livingston, where they won all their games to get through to the final where they drew 1-1 with Portobello. Portobello took the overall win in a penalty shoot-out, which was a nerve-racking experience.

Although a little disappointed after coming so close to the overall win, the team did themselves proud and showed true sportsmanship throughout both championship events.

 

 

 

Figure Skating Success

Chloe Little - S1

Congratulations to S1 pupil, Chloe Little. Chloe is a very talented young figure skater who trains four times a week! Already this year, Chloe has finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd for Level 1 Ladies 11-12 years Figure Skating at Bradford and Dundee Ice rink arenas and 3rd place for the Level 2 award at Murrayfield Ice Rink. Chloe has aspirations of competing at the British finals.Good luck and well done!!

 

 

 

Swimming Success

Congratulations to Charli McCarron 1F1. This was her first time competing at the South Lanarkshire Schools’ Swimming Championships.Here were her results:-50m Butterfly – 3rd with a personal best7th in 50m backstroke with a personal best50m Freestyle – 4thWell done!

 

Swimming Success

Congratulations to Luke Adams 3F. Luke recently competed in the South Lanarkshire Schools’ Swimming Championships and performed extremely well.Here are his results:-100m Backstroke – 1st100m Freestyle – matched his personal best and placing to be confirmed

 

Swimming Success

Well done to Ruaridh Henderson 3F. Ruaridh recently competed in the South Lanarkshire Schools’ Swimming Championships. He matched his 100m Freestyle personal best and placing to be confirmed.

Swimming Success

Well done to Kirk Franks 3M. Kirk recently competed in the South Lanarkshire Schools’ Swimming Championships.Kirk’s results are as follows:-100m Butterfly – top 6 200m Freestyle – 4thWell done!

 

Swimming Success

Well done to Ellie Mooney, 4A. Ellie recently competed in the South Lanarkshire Schools’ Swimming Championships.Ellie’s results are as follows:-100m Butterfly – 3rd and matched her personal best100m Freestyle – 6thWell done!

 

Swimming Success

Well done to Joshua Broadfoot, 5M. Joshua recently competed in the South Lanarkshire Schools’ Swimming Championships.Joshua’s results are as follows:-100m Backstroke – 1st200m Backstroke – 1st100m Freestyle – 2ndWell done!

 

Swimming Success

Well done to Charlotte McLaughlin, 1A. Charlotte recently competed in the South Lanarkshire Schools’ Swimming Championships.This was Charlotte’s first time at the event and she achieved 2nd  in her heatWell done!

 

Swimming Success

Well done to Joshua Wallace, S1. Joshua has recently won a gold and two bronze medals at Swimming Championships in Kilmarnock, Larkhall and Wishaw. Josh is currently a member of Larkhall Amateur Club and Scottish Amateur Swimming Association and trains at least three times a week!Josh has aspirations of representing his club and school but most of all he’d like to always do his best, win medals and make friends.Best of luck!

 

Athletics Success

David Lees

Well done to David Lees, 6G who a silver medal in the Javelin at the Scottish Schools’ Athletics Championships 2017. He threw a personal best of 50.11 metres. David also placed fifth in the Discus. David also won gold at long jump, javelin and a bronze for shot putt at the recent Lanarkshire AAA Track and Field Championships

 

Athletics Success

Ross Mitchell - S4

Well done to Ross Mitchell. He ran extremely well over the two days at the Scottish Schools’ Athletics Championships 2017. Despite a back injury, Ross narrowly missed out on the semi finals. It is a huge achievement for Ross to make it this far as he has been unfortunate with injuries over the past year. Ross recently won the 100m gold and 200m silver at the Lanarkshire AAA Track and Field Championships achieving a personal best time in both events.

 

Athletics Success

Emma Young - S3

Emma Young performed well at the recent Scottish Schools Athletics Championships 2017. This was Emma's first year competing at Scottish Schools and she performed two very good runs over the two days.

Athletics Success

Codie McHolm - S1

Congratulations to Codie who recently won the 800m gold medal at the Lanarkshire AAA Track and Field Championships. Very well done!

 

Athletics Success

Dean Patterson - S1

Congratulations to Dean who won the 200m bronze medal and finished 4th in the 100m at the recent Lanarkshire AAA Track and Field Championships. Well done!

 

 

Athletics Success

Thomas Watson - S4

Congratulations to Thomas who won the 800m silver medal at the recent Lanarkshire AAA Track and Field Championships achieving his personal best time during this event. Thomas also finished a respectable 18th from 151 runners in the recent Secondary Schools' Road Race. Well done!

 

 

Athletics Success

Sol Stewart - S4

Congratulations to Sol who recently won the 200m silver medal at the recent Scottish National Championships despite not being able to train for 12 weeks due to injury. Sol's next goal is to achieve the Youths' European Qualifying Standard off 22.55 seconds for the 200m. Well done! 

 

Athletics Success

Alexander Young - S5

Congratulations to Alexander Young, who represented Scotland at the Schools International Athletics Board (SIAB) Event in July. He competed against pupils from England, Wales and Ireland in the 100m and 200m. Alexander was also part of the Relay team. Alexander has worked extremely hard over the past 4 years to qualify for this event. It is great to see his hard work and dedication to training has paid off. Well done!

 

Alexander Young

Athletics Success

Emma Gilchrist - 1G

Congratulations to Emma who recently won a gold and bronze medal as well as an Endeavour Award at her Club Championships. Emma is a member of the Motherwell Running Club and has aspirations of representing Scotland in the Commonwealth Games.Well done and good luck!

Badminton Success

Congratulations to following Larkhall Academy girls. During the Lanarkshire Schools' Badminton Championships, Leah Mowbray was runner up in the U14 singles, Hazel Whyte was runner up in the U16 singles and Chloe Knowles was runner up in the U19 singles. Alex Mowbray and Hazel Whyte were winners in the U16 doubles.Very well done! 

 

 

Athletics Success

Congratulations to Chloe Gilfillan, 1A, and Codie McHolm, 1G, who were part of a relay team which competed at the Muller Indoor National Championships at the Emirates last weekend. The girls were running in the 4 x 200m with two others from Larkhall YMCA Harriers, one of the girls will be at Larkhall Academy next year – they were pipped on the finish line and won a silver medal. They ran in it a time of 1:54 – which is the 3rd fastest time ever in this event.

Well done!

 

S1 Dance Success

Congratulations to the S1 Dance group. “The Dolls” competed in the S1-S3 Modern and Contemporary category at the recent SLLC event and also choreographed their whole routine.

 

Well done to:

Aimee Curivan 

Ava Meikle

Keira Muncie 

Emily Stevenson

Daisy Jamieson

 

S4 Dance Success

Congratulations to the S4 Dance group. The girls competed in the S4-S6 Hip hop and Street category at the recent SLLC event and also choreographed their whole routine.

 

Well done

Cross Country Success

Congratulations to the Larkhall Cross Country team. The S1 girls were awarded the Bronze Team and our senior boys Silver Team.

 

S1 Girls: Chloe Gilfillan, Hayley Gilfillan, Emma Gilchrist and Sophie Evans.

Senior Boys: Thomas Watson, Ross Clark and Zac Preston.

 

Thomas Watson was also successful in acheiving the Silver Individual for senior boys.

 

Well done!

Hamilton Sports Council Awards

 

Over the spring break the Hamilton Sports Council Awards took place at the town house.

 

As a school we were nominated for ‘sporting secondary school of the year’ and were awarded a certificate of achievement for the sporting success of many of our pupils. Congratulations!

 

A huge congratulations to our S5 pupil, Alexander Young.

Alexander was recently awarded the accolade of ‘Sportsman of the Year’ at the Hamilton Sports Council Awards Ceremony. He has been recognised for his dedication to training as well as results across several events including national events where he has represented Scotland.

Well done!