The Berwickshire High School

Sport Activities


The school runs a range of sporting activities for students. Most sports clubs operate in extra-curricular time either at lunchtime, after school or Saturday mornings. The clubs are run by teachers, parents, coaches and development officers either national or regional.

The sporting clubs are;

ATHLETICS This operates in the Summer term. There are three main events. The annual school athletic sports. The Border School Sports and a trial for a Border Schools U15 team. Talented performers also go forward to the Scottish Schools indoor outdoor championships.

BADMINTON The badminton club caters for all levels of performer from beginners to elite. The club enters regional and national tournament.

CRICKET The club runs in conjunction with the Cricket Development Officer and the local club, Manderston CC. The club enters the annual Borders Secondary Schools championships.

FITNESS SUITE The Fitness Suite can be accessed at lunchtime supervised by staff also using the suite.

FOOTBALL The club is helped by local Football Development Officers. Regional and national competitions are entered and friendlies with local schools are also played.

HOCKEY The school has a very active hockey club. Regular Saturday morning games are arranged and national and regional tournaments are entered. A large number of girls go forward to represent the regional and national age group teams. The hockey club arrange a tour every two years. The club is mainly for girls although boys do play hockey in curricular time and there are practices for mixed teams in extra-curricular time. Consideration is being given to arranging occasional boys hockey matches.

NETBALL An after school netball club was formed in 2010. Numbers are good and the club are now ready to start fixtures. S1 and S2 meet on a Tuesday evening after school and S3 - S6 on a Thursday.

RUGBY The rugby club runs in conjunction with the local club Duns RFC. Regular Saturday morning games are arranged and the U16 and U18 teams are entered in the Bell Lawrie Scottish Schools Cup annually. Talented performers are put forward to the SRU Pathways scheme. The club operates for boys only but as a result of curricular rugby a group of U15 girls are keen to have a team.

SAILING Run through the outdoor education teacher in school. The club operates on a local reservoir where Scottish Borders Council run a state of the art Sailing Centre.

SKI TRIP The school runs a ski trip to Europe in January. This trip is open to S2, S3 and S6 pupils. The trip is arranged a year in advance, giving pupils the opportunity to pay in instalments. Non-skiers are taken to Jedburgh dry ski slope for lessons in the Autumn prior to the trip.

TENNIS Through Duns Tennis Club team are entered in regional and national tournaments annually.

With the exception of rugby and hockey currently all clubs are open to boys and girls. Students with a disability are also encouraged to attend. The school works closely with the Regional Disability Sports Development Officer.


The Berwickshire High School, Duns, Berwickshire, TD11 3QG
tel: 01361 883 710