19th December, 2018
The S1 girls’ hockey team at Selkirk High School will be playing in style this year after receiving new training tops funded by Bowhill House and Grounds.
Earlier this year Bowhill launched a community bursary initiative with a focus on supporting local youth groups and clubs to celebrate VisitScotland’s Year of Young People. The scheme will see more than £1,000 shared between community groups based in or around Selkirk which are in need of a financial boost.
The first beneficiary was Rowlands Youth Club in Selkirk who received £500 towards the organisation of its fireworks display in the town. The second beneficiary of the fund has been announced as the first year hockey team at Selkirk High School with the money being used towards their new season kit.
Alan Aiken, Principal Teacher of PE, Health and Wellbeing at Selkirk High School, said: “Selkirk High School is delighted that Bowhill has agreed to help sponsor hockey kits for pupils in the school. As a school we are committed to ensuring that all pupils have the opportunity to engage in extracurricular activity, and the money from Bowhill House will significantly help reduce any financial barriers for pupils and parents when they purchase their playing kit.
“This will make it much easier for all pupils to take part in extracurricular Hockey at Selkirk High School. Thank you very much to Bowhill for your support and help.”
Helen Currie, House and Events Manager at Bowhill House and Grounds, said: “Community engagement is really important to us so we’re delighted to see our bursary fund benefiting the pupils at Selkirk High School.”