The sportscotland Gold School Sport Award was presented to staff and pupils last month, by Lorna Jackson (sportscotland Partnership Manager).
The School Sport Award is a national initiative that is designed to encourage schools to continuously improve physical education and sport. The Award also encourages sporting links between schools and the communities around them. The aim is to put sport at the heart of each school and its wider community.
Jacqui Shields (Acting Head Teacher) comments: “It’s an honour to be awarded the sportscotland Gold School Sport Award. Our staff work incredibly hard to deliver quality physical education with the support of Argyll and Bute’s PE Co-ordinator, Rona Young. We believe that physical activity is an important factor in the school curriculum and encourage our pupils to be active outside of school too. We have a very strong partnership with our Active Schools Co-ordinator, Jane Gillies, who works with us on many aspects of the promotion of sports. We are continually building on our already established links with sport clubs in our local community. Our Primary 7s have been developing leadership skills by organising and running activities for our younger pupils. Our pupil led Health and Wellbeing Group ensure that as a school we focus on being healthy and active. They represent our pupils’ views and drive what we do as a school; including lunch-time clubs, after-school clubs, parental involvement, sports days and celebrations of achievements”
In celebration, every pupil in the school was gifted a gold coloured t-shirt with the school’s badge on the front and the sportscotland gold logo across the back. The school’s Parents Group generously donated the funds to pay for them.