Four Argyll and Bute schools have been named among the first 15 schools in Scotland to be recognised with a gold SportScotland School Sport Award..
Argyll and Bute was one of three local authorities chosen to take part in a pilot scheme for the awards, which recognise schools’ innovation and achievement in delivering physical education and extra-curricular sport.
The council’s Executive Director for Community Services, Cleland Sneddon, said, “Delivering quality education services that create opportunities for our young people is a priority, and our focus on preparing them to live active, healthier lives starts as early as possible – in our schools.
“This is a marvellous achievement, with Argyll and Bute winning four gold, twelve silver and eleven bronze awards. Congratulations to the schools, the pupils, our PE Co-ordinator and our Active Schools staff – they have all done a great job also to Mrs Shonna Derrett for organising this for us at Dunoon Primary.
The eleven Bronze Awards were achieved by – Castlehill Primary School, Dalintober Primary School, Dunoon Primary School, Gigha Primary School, Glenbarr Primary, Hermitage Primary, Rothesay Primary School, Southend Primary School, St Andrew’s Primary School, Tarbert Academy Primary and Dunoon Grammar School.”