Summer Term 2017

Junior Highland Games

The pipe band marches on to the field   Taking part in the chanter competition

Some mutual face painting   Games Chieftain, Paralympian Gold medal winner, Steve Bates

On Saturday Gordonstoun Junior School held their annual Junior Highland Games for primary schools, this year sponsored by Specsavers.

We were delighted to welcome many teams and the competition was thrilling. Throughout the day children took part in traditional Highland sporting activities such as Tossing the Caber, Throwing the Haggis and Tug o' War. Piping and Drumming competitions were also popular and generously sponsored by McCallum Bagpipes. Paralympic Gold medal winner Mr Steve Bates was the Chieftain for the day and inspired the young competitors throughout the competition.

Caber tossing   Welly wanging   Running in the Hill Race

Fun for everyone, including the four-legged family members

The results were as follows:

Beginners Chanter: 1st Matthew Gordonstoun, 2nd Will Gordonstoun, 3rd Alex Gordonstoun

Novice Chanter: 1st Edward Gordonstoun, 2nd Daniel Gordonstoun, 3rd Lewis Gordonstoun

Novice Piping: 1st Kayden Gordonstoun, 2nd Josh Gordonstoun, 3rd Callum Anderson's and Aiden Applegrove

Open Piping: 1st John Gordonstoun, 2nd James Erskine Stewart's Melville Schools (ESMS), 3rd James and John ESMS

In the Gordonstoun fire tender   Target practice with a fire hose

Sophie had her hair cut off for charity by the Games Chieftain, Steve Bates   An old-fashioned ice-cream bicycle from local ice cream company, Stew and Drew

Pipe Drumming Beginners: 1st Fionnlagh ESMS, 2nd Charlotte Gordonstoun

Intermediate drumming: 1st Callum Gordonstoun, 2nd Owen Gordonstoun

Tenor Drumming: 1st Colin Gordonstoun, 2nd Talal Gordonstoun

Eightsome Reel: 1st Portknockie, 2nd Gordonstoun B, 3rd Gordonstoun A

Junior Girls' Hill Race: 1st Connie ESMS, 2nd Allayah St Sylvesters, 3rd Freya ESMS

Senior Girls' Hill Race: 1st Carla Gordonstoun, 2nd Charlotte Gordonstoun, 3rd Aaliyah Sea Cadets

Junior Boys' Hill Race: 1st Cameron ESMS, 2nd Brodie ESMS, 3rd Samson Anderson's

Senior Boys' Hill Race: 1st Anthony Sea Cadets, 2nd Finlay, Gordonstoun, 3rd Ricardo, Gordonstoun

Taking part in the hill race   Tug o' war   Music practice

Overall Highland Games junior team results: 1st place Anderson's Primary, 2nd place ESMS, 3rd place Gordonstoun

Overall Highland Games senior team: Gordonstoun

Funds raised at the event will be donated to local charities: Moray Women's Aid and the Forres Osprey Trust.

A traditional highland sword dance

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