Two pupils who have gone above and beyond to train for their sport are Kai Noble and Caitlin Flinn.
The S4 pupils, who attend St Machar Academy, are shortlisted for the physical achievement accolade at this year’s Children’s and Young People’s Services Awards.
Run by Aberdeen City Council, the awards aim to recognise people who have gone above and beyond for their service, and in this case, have shown a dedication to their sport.
Kai and Caitlin, both 14, compete at national and international level as part of the British Kata Karate Team.
The sport is practised either solo or in pairs. It is executed in a variety of moves, stepping and turning, while maintaining perfect form.
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Kai and Caitlin were jointly nominated for the physical achievement award by deputy head teacher Craig McDermott.
Mr McDermott said: “Their dedication extends beyond competitions: both pupils have recently established a Karate Club at St Machar Academy.
“They are disciplined, hard- working and unassuming individuals who made no fuss about competing at such a high level.
“They encapsulate everything karate, and a model karate student, stands for.”
Both Kai and Caitlin have been competing at national level since they were in S1.
They also recently represented Great Britain at the International Karate Championships in Verona, Italy.
Through their new karate club, they help other students hone their skills and pass on their knowledge to younger pupils.
To vote for Kai and Caitlin to win the physical achievement award, visit https://goo.gl/m4X62q