Torch lights up Olympic stars of the future

TAKING AIM . . . pupils try their hand at basketball. (Ref: 120618-10C).
TAKING AIM . . . pupils try their hand at basketball. (Ref: 120618-10C).

PUPILS from all over Lanarkshire have been getting into the moood for the Olympics by organising their own mini-games as part of Bank of Scotland National School Sport Week.

Delivered in partnership with sportscotland – the national agency for sport – through the Active Schools Network, the week took place from june 11-15 and marked Scotland’s biggest ever school sporting event.

Keir Hardie Primary School in Newarthill were among a host of schools took part in the event by staging their very own Games involving Olympic and Paralympic sports, opening and closing ceremonies and inter-school competitions.

Other schools in North Lanarkshire taking part included Calder, Cathedral. Christ the King, Lawmuir, Logans, Muir Street, Muirhouse, New Stevenston, Newarthill, Noble, Our Lady and St Francis, St Bernadette’s, St Mary’s, St Patrick’s and St Teresa’s.

And a further 750 pupils from across South Lanarkshire, including children from St Bride’s Primary in Bothwell and Muiredge Primary in Uddingston, also participated by trying their hand at a variety of sports such from athletics and judo to tae kwon do and netball.