Mid Argyll Children Celebrate World Sports Day

A huge gathering of 400 children came together on Monday 25th June at Lochgilphead Joint Campus to celebrate World Sports Day.  Aged between 5 and 12 years, the children took part in a raft of sports, all skilfully organised by Jillian Gibson, Mid Argyll’s awesome Active Schools Coordinator.  The children, ably assisted by sports instructors, teachers, S4-6 students, classroom assistants and parent helpers, took part in shinty, rugby, football, handball, hockey, games and the annual inter-school relay races.

The event gave the children the opportunity to come together and compete with their peers; an opportunity that is particularly valuable for the children from the many small schools in Mid Argyll.  Lochgilphead and Achahoish teams were successful in the relays but under beautiful blue skies and blistering heat, all of the children had the time of their life!

Many thanks to everyone who helped but most of all to Jillian Gibson who is making something of a name for herself organising such smooth running mass events! 

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