Achievements and successes 2017-2018

Here are the successes so far for this academic year:

School of Rugby Update

21 students from DGS took part in a ‘Start Coaching Rugby Course’  on Monday 23rd October. All students showed great maturity in delivering parts of sessions to their peers throughout the morning and will now look to help out at various events and sessions on the rugby calendar throughout the year. Well done to everyone who took part!

SOR Fixtures 28/10/2017 – 1000 KO

  • All teams vs Knox Academy
  • S1, S2 & U15 (home)
  • U16 & U18 (away)

U16s Scottish Shield result

  • Berwickshire HS 7 – 76 Dunbar GS

Another great victory for the DGS U16 team who are now into the quarter final of the national shield competition where they will take on Marr College away.

Good Luck

To Elliot Young in S2 who is competing in the UK Pro Surf Tour at present, 27th October.

Musical Performance

Congratulations to all the musicians who performed at the Belhaven concert on Wednesday 11th October.  It was a resounding success!

Cycling Champion – 13th October 2017

Alex Gibb (3C5) recently won the Scottish U14 road cycling championship to top off what has been a great season’s racing. He also won the bronze medal at the Scottish Youth Track Championships and placed in the top 10 in all 3 British Championship events that he rode during 2017. He also placed 10th at the Errigal International Youth Tour in Southern Ireland. He goes into the U16 category next year and hopes to achieve further success at Scottish and British level.

Gold Medal at Saltire Open Gymnastics

Well done to Aimee Watson (4C2) and the rest of her team who won a gold medal in the Saltire Open Gymnastics competition at the weekend.   There was some tough competition, but Aimee and the rest of her team performed extremely well, demonstrating some amazing tumbling skills and a fantastic floor routine.   The team is now focusing on preparing for the Scottish Open early in the new year and are hoping to qualify for the British Championships in the summer of 2018.   Well done and good luck to all!

Gold Medal Winner at Hillend Ski Slalom Race

Well done to Murdo Watson (1C2) who won the Under 14 gold medal at the weekend in the Craig Macfee Classic Slalom race at Edinburgh’s Hillend dry ski slope.   Murdo is one of the youngest competitors in this age category and faced some tough competition. Starting the second run 0.5 seconds behind the leader, Murdo nailed his technical skiing, generating enough speed to come back and take the overall lead, winning by just 0.1 seconds!   Murdo’s focus now turns to winter and racing on snow, starting off with a week’s training in Austria during the October break.   Good luck Murdo!

Duke of Edinburgh Success

Last Sunday Alex Love-Rodgers was awarded the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award, which he has worked for with the 1st Dunbar Boys Brigade. Well done Alex!