Braes High and Charlotte McKenzie are active schools’ big winners

Charlotte McKenzie. Pic by Michael Gillen
Charlotte McKenzie. Pic by Michael Gillen
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Falkirk active schools scheme rewarded more than 200 school pupils’ sports skills at an awards ceremony last week.

Charlotte McKenzie was named Sports Person of the Year while Braes was school of the year. Hollie lIster was also senior secondary sports person of the year.

The full results are as follows:

Falkirk Secondary Schools Swimming Championships - Braes High School

Falkirk Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships - St Mungo’s High School S1-2 Boys Team, S1-2 Girls Team, S3-4 Boys Team. Larbert High School S3-4 Girls Team, S5-6 Boys Team. Falkirk High School S5-6 Girls Team

Falkirk Secondary Schools Boccia Championships - Larbert High School

Falkirk Secondary Schools Badminton Championships - Larbert High School

Falkirk Secondary Schools Athletics Championships - Braes High School

Falkirk Secondary Schools Football Champions League Event - Larbert High School S1-2 Boys Team. Braes High School S1-2 Girls Team. Falkirk High School S3-4 Boys Team

Falkirk Secondary Schools Basketball Championships - Larbert High School S1-2 Boys Team. Falkirk High School S1-2 Girls Team. Larbert High School Open Mixed Team

Sports Leader of the Year - Nominated: Cameron Lawson – St Mungo’s High School, Darren MacIsaac – Falkirk High School, Ross Plenderleith – Graeme High School

Winner – Cameron Lawson, St Mungo’s High School

Dance Leader of the Year, Sponsored by BEE Copy - Nominated: Danielle Fullard – Denny High School, Holly Steele – Graeme High School, John Aitken – Denny High School

Winner - John Aitken, Denny High School

Active Schools Sports Person of the Year (Junior S1-3) - Nominated: Andrew Buchan – Braes High School, Basketball/Swimming/Water Polo. Blair Fowler – Braes High School, Table Tennis. Charlotte McKenzie – Larbert High School, Swimming. Corri Cairns – Falkirk High School, Football. Craig Barns – Braes High School, Swimming. Heather Valentine – Braes High School, Badminton. Ian Elrick – Braes High School, Swimming. Rebecca Murray – Braes High School, Swimming. Ryan Weir – Braes High School, Basketball. Shaun Kennedy – Falkirk High School, Badminton.

Winner - Charlotte McKenzie, Larbert High School, Swimming. 2nd Place - Blair Fowler, Braes High School, Table Tennis. 3rd Place - Corri Cairns, Falkirk High School, Football.

Active Schools Sports Team of the Year (Primary), Sponsored by Frankie & Benny’s - Nominated: Grange Primary School – P6/7 Boys Football Team. Moray Primary School – Cross Country Team. Shieldhill Primary School – Football Team. St Patrick’s Primary School – Highland Games Team. St Patrick’s Primary School – P6 Athletics Team. Victoria Primary School – P7 Girls Cross Country Team.

Winner - St Patrick’s Primary School, P6 Athletics Team

Disability Athlete of the Year, Sponsored by Tapside -

Nominated: Christopher Rooney – Carrongrange School, Swimming. Conor Gordon – St Mungo’s High School, Table Tennis. Jamie Docherty – Larbert High School, Boccia. Scott Morton – Carrongrange School, Swimming.

Winner - Jamie Docherty, Larbert High School, Boccia. 2nd Place - Conor Gordon – St Mungo’s High School, Table Tennis. Joint 3rd Place - Christopher Rooney and Scott – Carrongrange School, Swimming.

School Sports Coach of the Year - Nominated: Karli O’Ryan – Active Schools Coach, Various. Miss Kirsty Weir – Denny High School, Girls Football. Mr Dean Black – Denny High School, Basketball. Mr Greg Millar – Larbert High School, Football. Mr Jonathan MacWhirter – Braes High School, Various. Mr Lawrence Brown – Braes High School, Various. Ms Nicola Bell – St Mungo’s High School, Girls Football. Ms Roselyn Ferguson – St Mungo’s High School, Girls Football. Mr Stephen Wilson – Larbert High School, Gymnastics.

Winner – Mr Lawrence Brown, Braes High School, Various

Volunteer of the Year - Secondary Pupil - Nomianted: Calum De Sainte Croix – S5 Braes High School, Fencing. Cameron Lawson – S5 St Mungo’s High School, Hockey & Rugby. Daniel Rooney – S5 Denny High School, Rugby. Emily Stewart – S5 Braes High School, Dance. Jordan Lyons – S6 Larbert High School, Football. Katie Hunter – S6 Braes High School, Dance, Fitness & Basketball. Kirsty Fullerton – S5 Grangemouth High School, Various. Rachael Crone – S5 Braes High School, Dance. Regan Nelson – S5 St Mungo’s High School, Netball & Multi Activity. Sara Plummer – S6 Larbert High School, Rock-it-ball & Basketball. Sophie O’Neill – S6 Grangemouth High School, Dance. Stephanie Wilson – S6 Graeme High School, P.E Assistant & Badminton.

Winner - Katie Hunter (S6) Braes High School, Various

Volunteer of the Year - Nominated: Allison O’Neill – Grangemouth High, Dance Programme Mentor. Caroline Lawless – Event Organiser, Cross Country. Glyn Thomson – Active Schools Volunteer, Events & Extra Curricular Clubs. Karen Hall – St Andrew’s Primary, Badminton Club.

Winner – Allison O’Neill, Grangemouth High, Dance

Active Schools Sports Person of the Year (Senior S4-6) - Nominated: Ailie Gardner – Braes High School, Basketball. Andrew Malcolm – Braes High School, Hockey. Blair Munn – Larbert High School, Football. Calum De Sainte Croix – Braes High School, Fencing. Craig Malcolm – Larbert High School, Basketball. Craig Sibbald – Graeme High School, Football. Dean Shaw – Falkirk High School, Football. Emma Murray – Falkirk High School, Basketball. Glen Brown – Larbert High School, Tae Kwon Do. Gregor Birrell – Falkirk High School, Swimming. Hollie Lister – St Mungo’s High School, Athletics. Lara Stirling – Braes High School, Table Tennis.

Winner - Hollie Lister, St Mungo’s High School, Athletics. 2nd Place - Glen Brown, Larbert High School, Tae Kwon Do. 3rd Place - Andrew Malcolm, Braes High School, Hockey.

School Sports Team of the Year (Secondary) - Nominated: Braes High School – S1/2 Girls Football Team. Braes High School – S2 Boys Football Team. Braes High School – Senior Boys Fencing Team. Braes High School – Swimming Team . Falkirk High School – Senior Boys Football Team. Falkirk High School – U14’s Girls Basketball Team. Larbert High School – Senior Boys Football Team. St Mungo’s High School – Senior Girls Football Team.

Winners - Larbert High School, Senior Boys Football Team. 2nd Place - Falkirk High School, U14’s Girls Basketball Team. 2nd Place - St Mungo’s High School, Senior Girls Football Team. 3rd Place - Braes High School, Senior Boys Fencing Team.

Outstanding Contribution to Active Schools - Nominated: Fiona Parkhouse – Braes High School, Active Schools Coordinator. John Bunyan – Falkirk Fury ROA Project. Kelly Whittington – Falkirk Fusion ROA Project. Lana Thompson – St Mungo’s High School, Active Schools Coordinator.Lisa Male – Active Schools Coordinator (Primary). Pauline Dundas – St Mungo’s High School, Active Schools Coordinator. Ron Hunter – Active Schools Event Support.

Winner - Ron Hunter, Active Schools Event Support.

Active Schools Sports School of the Year, Sponsored by J.F.Colley - Winner – Braes High School.

Active Schools Sports Person of the Year, Sponsored by Bannatyne’s Health Club - Winner – Charlotte McKenzie, Larbert High School, Swimming.