Clyde Valley pupils along with pupils from Castlehill and Overtown Primary Schools took part in the third annual Champions in Schools programme. Each year an athlete attends the school for 3 visits to work with a chosen group of pupils from S1/2 and P6/7s from the two primaries-which are merging next year. Pupils from Clyde Valley were chosen based on their attendance at the after school rugby club.
Our champion athlete this year was Scott Wight, Scotland Rugby 7s Player and ex-Glasgow Warriors. Visit 2 and 3 were merged and took place in Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility where the children enjoyed a tour of the Scotland 7s training facilities, tested their speed in the Speed Gates, played touch rugby, attended a workshop on dealing with failure, viewed a training session and even tried some of the training for themselves. At the end of the session and after a photo with the team, the pupils commented on how hard the fitness training really was and that they had a better understanding of how to deal with failure and turn it in to success. For more pictures click here.