School hits gold standard

A Peebles primary school has become only the second in the Borders to land a national award for its dedication to sport.

Tuesday, 8th November 2016, 10:40 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 3:51 pm
Representatives of Live Borders, sportscotland and Scottish Borders Council join pupils and staff from Priorsford to celebrate the award

Priorsford Primary School was presented with a gold award by Sportscotland last Friday.

Pupils were joined by staff to showcase some of the sports and activities regularly played at the Marmion Road primary.

Workshops held on the day included ones in basketball, football, tennis, golf, dance and running.

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Pupils took invited guests on a school tour before staging a mass dance.

The award is a National Lottery-funded initiative intended to encourage schools to offer youngsters more sporting opportunities.

Selkirkshire councillor Vicky Davidson, Scottish Borders Council’s executive member for culture, sport, youth and communities, said: “Many congratulations to Priorsford Primary on this recognition for its excellent achievements in physical education, healthy activity and sports.

“Everyone involved should be extremely proud that their commitment to the health and wellbeing of pupils at the school has been acknowledged at a national level.

“I have no doubt that they will continue to strive to this high standard as they go forward, and I wish them every success as they experience all the health and wellbeing benefits that being fitter and stronger can bring.”

The only other Borders school to hit Sportscotland’s gold standard so far is Drumlanrig St Cuthbert’s Primary in Hawick.

It was given its award at the start of last month.