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Sports Day 2017

With the tuck shop manned by Mr Armstrong and Miss Queen’s stop watch poised Moffat Academy were ready to start sports day 2017.  As usual the pupils were in high spirits and excited to start the events with the 80m hurdles.  For the first time the S3 pupils had their own competition separate to the seniors which added a new element of competition as well as the addition of many more participating athletes.  Due to the down pour earlier in the week the conditions underfoot were wet but the rain stayed off for the duration of sports day which allowed for a high level of performance.  Both spectators and athletes displayed an admirable level of sportsmanship by congratulating and encouraging each other which made for a brilliant whole school atmosphere on the Moffat Academy playing fields.  However, despite new signings being made to both of the staff relay teams the senior pupils managed to gain a marginal victory over their teachers for a third year in a row.  Mr Reilly provide the most poignant moment of the day presenting the sports champion trophy’s for the final time marking his 27 years’ service at Moffat Academy. 

Thank you to all staff and pupils who assisted with the organisation of this event and to all parents who came to support the competitors.  A special mention to the senior house captains; Georgia Davis-Grierson, Jodie Shannon and Fergus Birrell for organising their athletes and sporting teams throughout the year. 

New records for 2017 (starting from 2011, in the new school) were as follows: 


Oliver Dillon - 400m – 72.30s

Ethan Notman – Long Jump – 4.20m

Ciaran Sprott – Shot Put – 10.40m 


Zara Davis-Grierson – 200m – 30.40. High Jump – 1.36m

Abbie Haley – Shot Put – 9.51m 


Conor O’Neill – Discus – 23.20m    

Individual year group sports champions are:

S1 Girls: Megan McMinn

S1 Boys: Ethan Notman

S2 Girls: Zara Davis-Grierson

S2 Boys: Ben Coulby

S3 Girls: Catriona Thompson

S3 Boys: Mitchell McGregor

Senior Girls: Grace Pow

Senior Boys: Sonny Chaudhry 

The sports day total for Queensberry was 187 and for Hartfell 221 meaning the athletics shield was won by Hartfell for the fourth year in a row. 

The house shield total was not as close and won by Hartfell House scoring 1605 points to Queensberry’s 1466.