Record attendance at sports festival

A SPORTS activity festival for pupils with a disability has attracted a record number of participants.

Held at the Queens Leisure Centre in Galashiels, the event was open to primary and secondary school pupils from the Earlston, Galashiels and Selkirk areas and attracted 34 attendees.

The pupils spent the morning trying out a selection of disability sports they might otherwise never had the opportunity to try, including tennis, boccia and new age curling.

Alan Oliver, Borders Sport and Leisure’s Disability Officer said: “It was magnificent to see so many children with a disability participating in a variety of sports.

“As a result, we hope that a number of the pupils will now choose to take part in sport clubs at their schools and in after-school coaching sessions.”

The success of the festival, organised by the Borders Sport and Leisure’s Active School’s teams, has led to a decision to hold a similar event each term.