Dal­in­to­ber pri­mary wins gold award for in­no­va­tion in sport

Campbeltown Courier - - SPORT -

The na­tional agency for sport has awarded a Camp­bel­town school a gold award. Dal­in­to­ber pri­mary’s sportscot­land award is for in­no­va­tion and achieve­ment in school sport and it joins Dun­beg and Salen Pri­mary as Ar­gyll and Bute’s top schools. Nearly 700 schools hold a School Sport Award and the num­ber of gold-rated schools across Scot­land has in­creased to 284, a record high and a jump of more than a third from last year’s to­tal of 212. Funded by the Na­tional Lot­tery, the sportscot­land 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, pro­vid­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for young peo­ple to progress. Chief ex­ec­u­tive of sportscot­land, Ste­wart Har­ris, said: ‘Along with our part­ners, sportscot­land is com­mit­ted to build­ing a world-class sport­ing sys­tem for ev­ery­one, and a cru­cial part of that is put­ting young peo­ple at the cen­tre of our ef­forts.’ Ar­gyll and Bute Coun­cil’s de­pute ed­u­ca­tion leader, Coun­cil­lor Kieron Green, said: ‘We’re thrilled that more of our schools have achieved School Sport Awards and I con­grat­u­late all of the pupils, teach­ers and staff who work to­wards this goal.’ The award is sup­ported by the Ac­tive Schools Net­work, a pro­gramme that in­volves sportscot­land work­ing in part­ner­ship with all 32 lo­cal au­thor­i­ties.

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