Dalintober primary wins gold award for innovation in 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.