A Clan Challenge that celebrates heritage at Abbot’s Hill 

Wednesday 6 January 2021

Did you know that, at Abbot’s Hill, the girls are placed in a Clan System rather than Houses.

From Reception through to Year 11,, the pupils are placed in one of three Clans; Cameron, MacDonald and Macneil. Our Clan system harks back to the heritage of the school founders: Miss Katrine, Miss Alice and Miss Mary Baird, and we are still proud to celebrate our Scottish roots to this day.  

Over the next 2 weeks the Clan pupils are virtually racing to their ‘Seat’, where the families originally resided, in Scotland. With a staggering 564 miles to complete, pupils can either walk, run or cycle to clock up mileage that will be submitted and added to a daily total of miles completed. We have even invited staff to take part in the challenge!

Aptly named the ‘Race to the Highlands’ we’re excited to see how the clans work as teams to race to their castles. Their end destinations are as follows: 

Cameron – Achnacarry Castle

MacDonald – Armadale Castle

Mcneil – Kisimul Castle

Keep up to date with daily updates over on our Instagram and Twitter channels. 

Good luck to all taking part!