Ossian crowned winners at high school games

Home economics teacher Elise hamilton has a go at tossing the caber. Photo Kevin McGlynn

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Pupils and staff of Oban High School enjoyed a fantastic, sunny day at Mossfield for their annual Highland Games last Friday.

Not only did pupils compete in a variety of athletics events, but they enjoyed a range of
fun activities such as dancing at the silent disco, battling it out on the inflatables and some even donned their aprons in an attempt to be crowned Oban High School’s Bake Off winner.

Pupils competed in the long jump, shot put, and 100m, 200m, 600m, 1,200m and relay races in order to score points for their clans.

Some even took part in the extremely competitive ‘heavies’ section, attempting the hammer throw and caber toss.

In the end, it was S6 pupil Hugo Hoevelmann who claimed the heavies trophy, which is sponsored by the Argyllshire Gathering, which kindly leaves the games field set up from the previous day’s Oban Highland Games.

All four clans fought it out in these events, but it was Ossian who won first place with 810 points scored throughout the course of the day.

Alongside being the Highland Games winners, Ossian also took home other trophies with Cameron McAllister (S2), Anna MacFarlane-Barrow (S2) and Zander Craik (S4) being the champions for their year groups.

Despite not winning overall,  Somerled’s Rachel Carre (S4) and Kyle Cooper (S5), Diarmid’s Esme Tosh (S1), Jacques Coates (S3) and Iain MacCallum (S6), and Fingal’s Marco MacGregor (S1), Rachael Steward (S3), Mairi Inglis (S5) and Ellie MacInnes (S5) were also awarded trophies for winning overall for their year.

In the afternoon, the day came to an end after all year groups competed in clan relays – with some staff even taking part in the teacher relay.

Jordan MacIntyre competes for Fingal at the Oban High School Highland Games 2021.
Rachel Carré has a punt at gaining points for her clan, Somerled.
S6 pupil Hugo Hoevelmann claimed the heavies trophy.
Hugo Hoevelmann going for the top points in the heavy competition.