On Friday18th September Uplawmoor Primary School were presented the “Gold School Sport Award” for 2015-2017 By Kenny Brown – partnership manager at sportscotland. Anthony McReavy, the recently appointed chief executive for East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure and Gordon Phillips, Active schools Coordinator for the Eastwood cluster were also in attendance to see the school presented with its award.
The Gold School Sport Award is recognition of the school’s achievements in putting quality physical education and school sport at the heart of a school’s planning, practice and ethos.
The Gold Award also highlights that Uplawmoor Primary School has shown excellent practice across the core areas of the Award and demonstrated an on-going commitment to increase young people’s opportunities and engagement in quality physical education, school sport and leadership, and provide clear pathways to life-long participation in sport.
Fiona Mckay, Head Teacher at Uplawmoor Primary School, said: “We are absolutely delighted with our sportscotland Gold Sport Award. Our staff work incredibly hard to promote sport both as part of the curriculum and as extra-curricular activity too. We know how important physical activity is and we put a real effort into making sure it is an important part of the school day. Our children enjoy the activities and are so enthusiastic and their parents’ support is really important in encouraging them to attend our after school clubs. We feel we are playing our part setting them on the road to healthy, active lives.”