East Renfrewshire schools continue to make the grade in delivering sport

photo: Peter Devlin
photo: Peter Devlin

Schools across East Renfrewshire have been awarded a prestigious national award from sportscotland, the national agency for sport, for this academic year.

The sportscotland School Sport Award is given for innovation and achievement in delivering school sport and 21 schools in East Renfrewshire have passed with flying colours.

Councillor Paul O’Kane, East Renfrewshire Council’s Convener for Education and Equalities, said: “We are committed to offering an array of opportunities to all of our pupils to support them in becoming confident young people, which includes providing a wide range of options for getting involved in sport and physical activity.

“So I am delighted to see so many of our schools excelling in the delivery of school sport. This Award is in no small part down to the work of our teachers, our colleagues at East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure and Active Schools – congratulations to all who have contributed.”

Stewart Harris, chief executive of sportscotland, said: “Congratulations to staff and pupils across East Renfrewshire who are putting sport and physical education right at the heart of their school and local community. They should be proud of this fantastic achievement.

“Along with our partners, sportscotland is committed to building a world-class sporting system for everyone, and a crucial part of that is putting young people at the centre of our efforts. Working with local authorities and governing bodies of sport, we are creating closer links between physical education, school sport and club sport, which benefits young people by providing more and better opportunities to take part in sport.

“It’s great to be able to recognise more schools than we ever have before, it shows that pupils, staff and parents across the country see the undoubted value in having sport as a crucial part of school life.”

East Renfrewshire Gold schools: Braidbar Primary School, Busby Primary, Cross Arthurlie Primary School, Eaglesham Primary, Eastwood High School, Giffnock Primary, Mearns Castle High School, Neilston Primary, St John’s RC Primary School, Thornlibank Primary, Uplawmoor Primary School, Carolside Primary School, Kirkhill Primary, Netherlee Primary School, St Ninian’s High School, Woodfarm High

East Renfrewshire Silver schools: Calderwood Lodge Primary School, Carlibar Primary, Crookfur Primary School, Isobel Mair School, St Thomas RC Primary School