New Year, New Challenge for Arran High School
In June 2020, 16 students from Arran High School along with 4 members of staff including Mr Smith, Head teacher, will be taking on their biggest challenge yet. Students from S1 to S3 will be cycling the length of the Outer Hebrides from Vatersay to the Butt of Lewis. A distance of 185 miles over 6 days. Students will have responsibility to plan their trip, have basic knowledge of bike maintenance and plan their meals for the journey. Due to the physical demands of this trip the students will also be following a training plan which will include hills and group rides on Arran. Arran is the perfect terrain for training as it has a wide range of hills which many cyclists love.
Students will not only be cycling the Hebridean Way but taking part in a number of activities before they embark on the adventure. The team have split into different committees to organise part of their trip. Groups include bike maintenance, training, food and nutrition, accommodation, travel arrangements and fundraising.
The fundraising team will be organising activities over the next few months for the local community from a jumble sale, a themed concert and an ‘all you can eat’ cake and coffee morning to name a few. We hope the local community and island visitors will support these events, events will be advertised in the Banner and on social media. Any surplus money raised from these events will be donated to a charity on the Outer Hebrides.
As Arran is full of knowledge we would like to invite any volunteers within the community or wider who could offer their services or advice to any of our students. From the New Year the groups will be meeting with a teacher to oversee each part of the trip.
We hope to give frequent updates through the Banner and on social media for those interested in our developments.
Thank you to all who have contributed towards supporting Children in Need today – We have managed to raise a massive £235.52 for this worthwhile charity 🙂
Halloween Tickets now on sale via Parent Pay. The Halloween Party will take place on Thursday 31st October 7pm – 9.30pm.
Party food and buses home will be provided. £3 per ticket.
Haunted Hide & Seek, Best Dressed Costume Competition and many more games.
Huge congratulations from everyone at the school to Louie Urquhart Dixon on winning the CTT (Cycling Time Trials) National Junior Road Cycling TT Champs and the Road Cycling Hill climb at Cumbrae last Sunday. Louie’s TT time was a very impressive 21mins 35s and his hill climb was 5min 17s.
Louie is a National Champion!
He finished 17th out of all 100 riders (including adults) in the TT and 4th overall in the hill climb. Louie has now qualified for the British Hill Climb Championships in which he’ll be competing in Devon during October 2019.
This achievement is thoroughly well deserved, as Louie has exemplified being committed to improving every aspect of his cycling, as well as taking on all of the advice he has received from his coaches. Louie is a great example to all of what can be achieved when you put your mind to achieving a goal! We wish Louie very well for the British Championships in October.