Daliburgh and Balivanich
TWO primary schools on South Uist and Benbecula have won a national award for innovation and achievement in delivering physical education and extra- curricular sport.
The sportscotland Gold School Sport Award was presented to staff and pupils at Daliburgh and Balivanich primary schools last week by Jacqueline Lynn, sportscotland’s head of school and community sport.
The School Sport Award is a national initiative designed to encourage schools to continuously improve physical education and sport. The award also encourages sporting links between schools and the communities around them.
Councillor Catriona Stewart, who chairs the Education and Children’s Services at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, said: ‘What a fantastic reward for the hard work of the staff and pupils. This has been a real team effort and thanks are also due to the parents and volunteers who assist their local schools and communities.’
Iona Brown, acting head teacher of Daliburgh Primary School, commented: ‘Sport is at the heart of Daliburgh school and we now have a wide range of opportunities available to all our pupils, in and around the school day.’
Anne Graham, head teacher of Balivanich Primary School, added: ‘Physical activity and sport play a huge part in developing a positive ethos across our school and our children are developing qualities and skills that they can transfer across their learning.’