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Doonfoot Primary scoops top award

 29 June 2015  |  


  Councillors Allan Dorans and Bill Grant joined in the celebrations at Doonfoot Primary School

Councillors Allan Dorans and Bill Grant joined in the celebrations at Doonfoot Primary School

Doonfoot Primary has been recognised with a prestigious national award for innovation and achievement in delivering physical education and extra-curricular sport. 

The sportscotland Gold Award is a much sought after award and is part of a national initiative designed to encourage schools to continuously improve the quality and quantity of physical education and school sport opportunities.  

Teachers at the school worked with the Council's Active Schools team to set up breakfast, lunchtime and after school sports clubs; the children even had a chance to learn archery and had taster sessions in other sports too. 

The award also reflects the strong sporting links between Doonfoot Primary and the surrounding community. Doonfoot Primary is only the second school in South Ayrshire to receive the award, Tarbolton Primary picked up the prize earlier this year. 

Councillor Margaret Toner, South Ayrshire Council's Portfolio Holder for Lifelong Learning said: "I'm delighted that Doonfoot Primary has been recognised for their commitment to the health and wellbeing of pupils. The children from the school's Sports Council, did an amazing job organising lunchtime games not to mention the school sports day. The award also highlights the Council's commitment to having a range of sporting activities in the school curriculum."

 

 

 

 

 

 

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