Dalintober primary strikes gold

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Dalintober schoolchildren demonstrated award-winning ways at their sports ceremony recently.

Enthusiastically performing the song ‘Get your body moving’ to open the event on Thursday April 26, the pupils from P1 to P7 set the tone for the happy occasion.

Lindsay Ramsay from Live Argyll’s Active Schools congratulated staff and pupils on achieving the gold award, thanking them for their hard work and commitment.

Special thanks were expressed to former pupils Ryan Shields and Calum Ellis who had assisted with the scheme as P7 pupils and had demonstrated to the younger children a good example of leadership and commitment.

Lorna Jackson from Sports Scotland presented the school with the gold School Sport award.

She explained that while the scheme is open to schools in all of Scotland, not all achieve the gold standard.

‘You are now a gold school and should all be very proud of your achievement’, she said.

The award considers school pupils’ sporting activity including PE classes, after school clubs and participation in sporting activities and competitions outside of school.

Mrs Jackson commended teacher, Mrs McSporran, and all who had worked so hard on participating in sporting activities and in compiling the evidence for the application.

Also present were parents council members Gillian McMillan, Emma Woods and Barry Colville.

At the awards from left: Gillian McMillan, Ryan Shields, Lorna Jackson from Sportscotland, Dylan Arkell, Lindsay Ramsay - Active Schools Mrs McSporran, Emma Woods, Barry Colville, Niamh McSporran and Calum Ellis. 25_c17dalintober01
At the awards from left: Gillian McMillan, Ryan Shields, Lorna Jackson from Sportscotland, Dylan Arkell, Lindsay Ramsay – Active Schools Mrs McSporran, Emma Woods, Barry Colville, Niamh McSporran and Calum Ellis. 25_c17dalintober01