Olympian effort from primary pupils

Melrose Primary School won the Big Schools section at the SBC & Active Schools Mini Olympics.
Melrose Primary School won the Big Schools section at the SBC & Active Schools Mini Olympics.

TWELVE primary schools from across Earlston, Gala and Selkirk descend on Tweedbank Sports Complex last week for the annual Mini Olympics competition.

The event, organised and run by the SBC PE specialist and BSLT Active Schools teams, saw girls and boys in each school taking part in four track events (300m, 150m, 60m, relay) and three field events (long jump, high jump, ball throw) in the hope of building up enough points to take home the winner’s trophy.

After some fantastic individual and team performances from all schools, congratulations went to big schools and small schools winners, Melrose and Lilliesleaf primaries, who both won their respective trophies for the second year running.

Local Olympic torch bearer Lisa Robertson of Galashiels, was on hand to present the individual medals and team trophies.

Organisers would like to thank Tweedbank, PE teachers, Active Schools and all other volunteers who contributed to the successful running of the event, adding “We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!”

Results – Big schools: 1, Melrose, 2= Earlston and St Peter’s. Small schools: 1, Lilliesleaf; 2, Channelkirk; 3, Stow.

Participating teams: Philiphaugh, Knowepark, Lilliesleaf, Earlston, Melrose, Lauder, Channelkirk, Stow, St Peter’s, Glendinning, Tweedbank and Burgh.