Schoolkids focus on sports festivals

More than 200 children from Selkirk primary schools took part in the Border Sport and Leisure P6/7 hockey and P4/5 rugby festivals.

The events were held at the town’s cricket and rugby clubs, and children from Knowepark, Philiphaugh, Yarrow, Kirkhope, St Joseph’s and Lilliesleaf primaries all took the opportunity to put the skills they had learned through in-school training sessions into action with a series of matches.

Karen Cornwall from BSL said: “The children received taster sessions prior to the festivals, so they would have a positive experience with their knowledge and understanding of the game.

“As the morning went on, you could see the children focusing on teamwork.”

She added: “Thanks go to all the staff, coaches and the Selkirk High School pupils for helping out.”

The next BSL-planned festival event is a Disability Multi-Sports Festival, which will take place at the Queen’s Leisure Centre in Galashiels on October 22 for pupils from Earlston, Selkirk and Galashiels.