On Thursday 5th November Active Schools in partnership with Strachur Primary School ran a football festival for P4 and P5 pupils from the smaller primary schools within Cowal, at Strachur Park. The event was well attended with teams from Strachur, Strone, Tighnabruaich, Lochgoilhead and Kilmodan Primary Schools. The competition was based on a round robin with all the teams playing each other. The pupils were all very excited as for many this would be their first competitive football playing against other schools.
The players participated with great enthusiasm and many of the games were very close. After all the matches had been completed and the scores added up Strone Primary School finished top of the league closely followed by Lochgoilhead Primary School. The referees for the games were three Sports Leaders from Dunoon Grammar School who did an excellent job. The festival was a great success and there was a really positive atmosphere throughout the whole day and even the rain which was forecast held off until all the games had been completed. There is certainly some good sporting talent in the local primary schools and we aim to organise more events like this.