senior pupils and a well-known teacher at Bridge of Earn’s Kilgraston School
have been selected as Baton Bearers in the Glasgow 2014 Queen’s Baton Relay for
the Commonwealth Games.
Gloistein and Sarah Anderson and Director of Sport Pauline Stott have been
recognised for the outstanding role they play in inspiring others.
Former Sarah, from Cowdenbeath, was nominated for the honour by
Kilgraston, Scotland's only girls boarding school, where she
holds academic, music and sport scholarships. A talented singer, she
performs in both school and the wider community as well as being featured on
the BBC as part of the National Youth Choir’s Christmas Carol
also finds time to raise money for charity. She recently celebrated her
sixteenth birthday by completing an epic bike ride of 216 miles around
Scotland with her father to raise over £1,000 for local charity Mary’s Meals.
from Scone, is a mentor and role model to the younger girls at Kilgraston and
last year was awarded the school’s Gordon Cup for Personal Endeavour in
the Upper School. She is Kilgraston’s ski captain and has achieved the Saltire
“Ascent” award for completing over two hundred hours of volunteering.
double Hockey Olympian Pauline Stott, who represented GB at the Atlanta and
Sydney Olympics, now inspires hundreds of girls and young women in her role as
Kilgraston’s Director of Sport.
learning that she is to represent Kilgraston in the relay, Pauline
said: “We’re all absolutely delighted to be selected to carry the Queen’s
Baton in the lead-up to the Commonwealth Games. It’s a huge honour and
thrilling to be part of such a special occasion. I’m sure we’ll all remember it
forever and we’re really looking forward to the day.”
addition, L6 pupil Sarah Cheape (17) from Glenfarg has been given the role of a
kit carrier for the athletes in the Athletics.
said: “I have a training and helping day for the Scottish Schools Athletics
Championships to allow me to practice for the Games and then
another training day before the Games, so it’s really exciting!”
of staff will be involved in key volunteer roles for the Games. Director of
Music Andrew McGarva has opted to help with transportation and meeting and
greeting while Libby Rodger, who teaches PE and has already put in over 120
hours of volunteering for the games, will be active in the Athletics stadium.
Queen’s Baton Relay symbolises the coming together of all Commonwealth nations
and territories in preparation for the Glasgow 2014 Games. Helen, Sarah and
Pauline will play their roles in the baton’s journey of 190,000 kilometres over
288 days in 70 countries.
Acting Principal Carol Ann Lund said: “The entire school is delighted that
Sarah, Helen and Pauline are to share in the excitement of the countdown to the
Commonwealth Games. It’s wonderful that their commitment to helping others,
which is at the heart of the Kilgraston ethos, has been recognised and rewarded
in this special way.”
Our two pictures shows
Sarah on her charity bike ride around Scotland; and Pauline Stott.
– Alan Clark, 01324 875454