Kirkland carries Scottish hopes

SIX secondary pupils from Kirkland High School are heading south next month to represent Scotland in a schools gymnastics competition.

Having participated in the Scottish heats of the floor, vault and group competition, a qualifier open to all schools in Scotland, the S1-S5 pupils clinched bronze position to be sure of their place at Stoke-on-Trent in March.

Kirkland’s pupils will compete in the U16 age category of the Carita House Plate finals.

Jennifer Mann, active schools co-ordinator, said the girls had a lot of local support, as well as working extremely hard.

They not only trained at their weekly after school club but also twice a week at Enigma Gymnastics Club, a newly formed outlet specialising in schools gymnastics and based at Kirkland.

“Running up to this competition, the girls also trained once a week at Buckhaven High School,” added Jennifer. “Without such local partnerships, this result would not have happened.”

Pictured, from back row, left to right, are Katy McKain, Alexandria Simpson, Emily McKain, Sarah Mutch, Ashley Cameron and Amber Strachan.