Sarah Warnock, Commonwealth Games long jumper for Scotland, visited Selkirk High School yesterday to inspire S1 pupils about winning in sport and life ahead of the summer Games.
The athelete spoke to the students about her sporting background, setting positive goals, and answered questions in a workshop titled, How to become a Winner (in Life), in the Assembly Hall, before delivering a practical athletics session on the pitches.
Alan Aiken, Selkirk High’s principal teacher of physical education, health and wellbeing, also explained the schools’ plans (still to be finalised) to welcome the Queen’s Baton Relay when it comes to Selkirk on June 18, by running a relay of their own at Selkirk Rugby Club, after their sports day in the morning.
Selkirk’s primary school pupils are also playing new sports for their ‘Commonwealth Passports’, launched by Borders Sports and Leisure Trust, to win gold, silver or bronze medals.
The High School is hoping former pupils will make Scotland’s Commonwealth Games team, including sports professionals Scotland hockey Internationalist Sarah Robertson, Scotland rugby cap Lee Jones, Scotland Rugby 7s Ciaran Beattie and Fraser Harkness, and Emily Galbraith of the GB young riders Eventing Squad.