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Charlie Sandison Inspires Young Athletes

A former pupil who was placed 24th in the mass start in the Virgin London Marathon last weekend - and produced his best personal time of 2 hours 25 minutes - returned to Glenalmond this week. Charlie Sandison (Skrine's, 2008-13), went for a run around the Glenalmond Golf Course with some of our pupils before addressing our pupils and staff as part of our Athelete Development Programme. Among his key messages during an inspirational talk to pupils was that it is the way you respond when you fail to meet your goals, as much as when you do, which shapes who you are.

Week of Sporting Success at Glenalmond

The past week has seen lots of the hard work of our pupils and coaches coming to fruition with some great performances by our runners and our rugby, hockey and basketball teams.

Apex Rugby Camps at Glenalmond

We were delighted to welcome the Apex Rugby Academy team to our beautiful school to launch the dates for the October Rugby Camp being held at Glenalmond.

OGs Named in Super6 Team of the Week

Scottish Rugby’s Super6 league kicked off its new season last weekend with two former Glenalmond pupils - Kaleem Barreto and George Breese - selected in The Offside Line team of the week.

OGs 3 Peaks Challenge for Charity

We are extremely proud of four of our OGs for undertaking a six-day 3 Peaks Challenge for charity. Thomas Godfrey-Faussett, Jock Stodart, Robert Leader and Harri Rowley have embarked on the challenge in an effort to raise money for Maggies Centres and the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.

Well Done to Glenalmond Golfers

Congratulations to all in the Glenalmond A and B Golf teams for their success in reaching the finals in their respective competitions. Glenalmond A competed in the ISGA National Finals and Glenalmond B in the ISGA Area Finals.

Junior International Tetrathlon Success

We are thrilled for Fifth Form pupil, Susie R, who performed brilliantly at the Junior International Tetrathlon in Warwickshire. Competing for Scotland, she was Best Overall Individual 15yrs Girl.

Pony Club Success

We are pleased to report some more riding success for Glenalmond pupils. Third Form pupils Carmen M (and younger brother Lochlan), Oli R and Kirsty H, along with fellow team member, Tom, won the Prince Philip Cup area seniors competition recently in Brechin.

Summer 2021 Camps at Glenalmond

Our Summer 2021 Camps offer a fantastic opportunity for young people to enjoy sport and activities while enjoying Glenalmond's beautiful location and excellent facilities. This summer our camps will cater for a wide range of ages and sporting abilities allowing children to improve their skills, make new friends and spend time outdoors away from their screens.

Trinity Term is Fantastic for Sport

Our Director of Sport, Graham Smith (affectionately known as Smudge), is looking forward to the Trinity term and to pupils getting back to school and sports and the mental and physical health benefits that will bring. In this short blog, he reassures any pupils who may have lost some fitness during Lockdown, that they will very quickly find themselves becoming much fitter with a term ahead full of sport, activities and, most importantly, great fun!

Good luck to Katherine and Tobermory!

Our very best wishes to two pupils, current and former, who are taking part in a very important swimming trials event this week. Katherine B in Lower Sixth will be competing at the British Swimming Selection Trials this week where swimmers are hoping to achieve consideration times for the Tokyo Olympics. Katherine will be competing in the 800m freestyle on Thursday and 400m freestyle on Friday. Former Glenalmond pupil Tobermory MacKay-Champion is also competing on Friday morning in the 200m breaststroke.

Epic Row for Kate to Support #Challenge175

One of our pupils has embarked on an epic rowing challenge in support of our #Challenge175. Instead of giving something up for Lent, Kate B (Goodacre's Upper Sixth) decided to set herself a challenge. With her mother, languages teacher Sasha Roberts and stepfather Nigel, she is rowing (virtually) from Perth Harbour to Kinlochbervie Harbour (where the family goes on holiday) - a total of 650 km.

Glenalmond Celebrates Special Year with New Scholarships

Glenalmond College is offering two new scholarships as part of our celebrations of a very special year in our history. A new scholarship, named after former Warden Elaine Logan, Glenalmond’s first female head, is being offered to celebrate the 30th anniversary of having girls at Glenalmond. To mark this special year for the school, which traces its roots back to 1847, two “Elaine Logan Scholarships” will be offered to boys and girls to assist them to benefit from a Glenalmond education. A new Golf Scholarship will also be offered in 2020 to mark the centenary of our school’s nine-hole golf course, located in Glenalmond’s 320 acres of grounds. The course was designed by James Braid, who was behind many famous courses around the world.

Floors Castle Horse Trials

Congratulations are due to both Glenalmond pupils who did so well at the recent Floors Castle Horse Trials in the beautiful Scottish Borders.