Primary pupils in Gourock crowned winners of fitness contest

PRIMARY pupils in Gourock stepped up to speed and have been topped the winners of an area health contest.

St Ninian’s triumphed in a three-week problem organised by Active Schools.

The district-wide competitors – coordinated by a sports activities improvement crew – noticed a complete of 78,247km clocked up by 21 colleges throughout Inverclyde.

The Gourock kids efficiently noticed off competitors from 15 different primaries to be topped winners alongside Clydeview Academy, who took the prize within the secondary faculty class.

St Ninian’s head Lesley McCabe instructed the Tele: “The problem was nice enjoyable and bought the entire faculty and wider group concerned.

“The youngsters, workers and oldsters all took half.

“Youngsters have been out strolling and biking and it was nice to see because it introduced us collectively while the older youngsters have been nonetheless home-schooling.

“Younger youngsters have been out every day doing 11 laps of the pitch, a mile.

“We all loved it and are trying ahead to spending the winnings on model new out of doors tools.”

St Ninian’s got a £100 voucher to spend on sports activities tools for his or her triumph.

Councillor Ronnie Ahlfeld, Inverclyde’s sports activities champion, mentioned: “Getting our younger folks and adults again concerned in sport and different actions goes to be an vital a part of the Covid restoration course of.

“This problem has not solely helped with that but in addition offered some added group spirit and much-needed social interplay whereas we’re separated from family and friends.”

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