Gala kicks off health and sports programme

Inoke and daughter Aterani at Galashiels Academy on Saturday. Gala Academy held a try out session on Saturday morning to encourage sporting newbees to sign up to a sport. Helped by adults who volunteered on the day selling traybakes and coffee.
Inoke and daughter Aterani at Galashiels Academy on Saturday. Gala Academy held a try out session on Saturday morning to encourage sporting newbees to sign up to a sport. Helped by adults who volunteered on the day selling traybakes and coffee.

On Saturday, Galashiels Academy’s extra-curricular hockey and rugby began with a bang, with more than 150 pupils attending the sports sign-up morning.

Throughout the event, pupils received coaching from members of the school’s PE department and parent helpers who make up the coaching team. There was also a crossbar challenge, raffle, breakfast barbecue with tea, coffee and traybake for the parents.

Gala Academy held a try out session on Saturday morning to encourage sporting newbees to sign up to a sport. Helped by adults who volunteered on the day selling traybakes and coffee.

Gala Academy held a try out session on Saturday morning to encourage sporting newbees to sign up to a sport. Helped by adults who volunteered on the day selling traybakes and coffee.

Pupils also had the opportunity to meet and receive advice from former Galashiels Academy pupil and current Edinburgh Rugby professional Ewan Mcquillan. He was on hand all morning offering advice to current pupils with aspirations to play sport at the top level.

Galashiels Academy prides itself on the opportunities that extra-curricular sport gives to the pupils at the school. However, the hockey and rugby would not run without the hard work and enthusiasm of the PE department and the volunteers who assist them.

The PE department would like to thank Booker Cash and Carry for kindly donating the sausages, bacon and water for the barbecue, and those who donated a prize to the raffle, especially The Salmon Inn, BSLT and the Trophy Guy for their kind donations.

Gala Academy held a try out session on Saturday morning to encourage sporting newbees to sign up to a sport. Helped by adults who volunteered on the day selling traybakes and coffee.

Gala Academy held a try out session on Saturday morning to encourage sporting newbees to sign up to a sport. Helped by adults who volunteered on the day selling traybakes and coffee.