The weather can’t spoil fun Primary Games

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More than 1,600 youngsters visited Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility earlier this month for the annual North Lanarkshire Primary Games.

In previous years the two-day event has been held at Wishaw Sports Centre, but after bad weather forced one of the days to be cancelled last year it was decided to move to a facility where this wouldn’t be an issue.

The games are organised by North Lanarkshire Council’s sport and outdoor education team to give boys and girls in Primary 4 and 5 an experience in taking part in sports and other activities.

Local schools involved included: Glencairn, Holy Family, Keir Hardie Memorial, Logans, Netherton, Noble, St Mary’s, Cleland, Holytown, John Paul II, New Stevenston, Newarthill, St Brendan’s and St Teresa’s.

There were many sports on offer, including track and field, football, golf, basketball, rugby, netball and dance, as well as a number of outdoor activities.

A spokesperson for North Lanarkshire Council said: “We are committed to increasing the number of young people engaging in sport and to ensuring a long-term sporting legacy from the International Children’s Games, Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games.”

For more pictures from the event see June 26 edition of Timnes & Speaker.