Youngsters shine at school sports
YOUNG athletes from seven Argyll primary schools had great fun at their summer sports days last week.
Strath of Appin Primary School held a joint sports day with Achaleven, Kilchrenan, Barcaldine and Lismore Primaries on Tuesday May 31.
Special guest at the event was Wilma Lawrie, the gold, silver and bronze paralympic swimmer who had travelled from Edinburgh to present certificates to the best boy and girl in each year group and the nursery.
Commenting on the event, acting head teacher Christine MacLean said: ‘It was a funfilled event enjoyed by all. The planning and preparation all paid off and the parent council kept everyone refreshed with tea and coffee and delicious home baking throughout the day.’
Also on Tuesday, Rockfield Primary held their sports day.
The school’s head teacher, Caroline Fothergill said: ‘ We were delighted to host our annual sports day, which is a real community event for Rockfield.
‘The children did us proud with their enthusiasm, good sportsmanship and representing the school so positively.’
Meanwhile, Park Primary had its sports day on Friday June 3.
Head teacher Gillian Carney told The Oban Times that the event was ‘ a highly successful day’.
She went on: ‘It was excellent and well supported by parents. The sun shone all day and the children had a great time.’
Centre right: Park school senior champs Katie Macpherson and Thomas MacCrindle. t24park07 (KM); Right: It’s too hot for the bean bag race at Appin. t24appin03 (KM)
Tug of War is hard work in the sun as the pre-fives give it their all at Strath of Appin.
Paralympian Wilma Lawrie awarded the children their certificates at Strath of Appin. t24appin01 (KM)
These Park Primary youngsters are having great fun in the sun with their own version of the horse and rider race.
The competition was fierce between the mums and dads in the egg and spoon race at Park Primary sports day.
These Rockfield youngsters are totally focused as they head for the finish line in the 60m race.
t24park01 (KM) Getting the low down on the egg and spoon race at Park Primary School’s sports day.
Setting the pace in the skipping race at Rockfield sports day.
Above: Rockfield prize winners with retiring teachers Nina Graham and Jan Kersel who presented the prizes. t24rockfield07 (KM); Left: We won! This Park pupil celebrates. t24park03 (KM);
This Rockfield pupil gives it his all in the primary three race.