S3 Winter Games Options


In S3, your child will be timetabled for a games lesson each week on Monday afternoons.


Rugby (boys), Hockey (girls), Cross-country, Rowing, Dance, Adventure Skills, Curling


Goldenacre (Rugby, Hockey), Meadows (Cross-country), Meggetland (Rowing), School Dance Studio (Dance), Bonaly Scout Camp (Adventure Skills), Murrayfield Ice Rink (Curling)


Monday 3-4.30pm


There will be provision for regular Saturday morning Rugby and Hockey matches and practices.  There is also be provision for an extra practice on a Wednesday after school from 4-5pm at Goldenacre.

Cross-country takes place in the Meadows and caters for all running abilities. Pupils will be dismissed from the main school campus on Lauriston place.

See the Cross-country section of the school website for up to date information about extra-curricular cross-country events and practices.

Rowing takes place on the Union Canal. The GHSBC boathouse is located off of Colinton Road near Meggetland Sports Pavilion. S3 pupils get an introduction to rowing and rowing training, both on and off of the water.

There will be provision for regular Saturday morning practices. There is also provision for indoor training Monday pre-school 7:30-8:30am and Wednesday after school from 3:30-5pm at School Sports Centre. In the summer there will be an opportunity for some to race at local and national events.

Numbers in Rowing are capped to maintain a safe environment.  Pupils who miss out will also have the option to attend extra-curricular recreational rowing to try, learn or row recreationally.

Dance - this takes place in the Dance Studio with our specialist and incorporates a number of different dance styles and fun routines for all.

Curling - this takes place at Murrayfield Ice Rink and provides coaching for beginners as well as those who have played before. Pupils also have the chance to compete for the school.  The curlers will be transported to Murrayfield Ice rink by school minibus and dismissed from there after the session.

Adventure Skills usually takes place at the Bonaly Scout Camp in the Pentland Hills.  Pupils are transported to the activity and back to school by minibus and accompanied by a school member of staff.  The pupils will gain experience in activities such as; mountain boarding, archery, navigation and survival skills.  Pupils wills be returned to school at around 5pm.