Argyll and Bute secondary school games 2011 a great success

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14 Jun 2011 - 10:03

A record 680 first and second year pupils from all ten secondary schools in Argyll and Bute gathered for a celebration of sport on Thursday 9th June. It was the fifth Argyll and Bute Youth Games at Mossfield Stadium in Oban sponsored by Purple Rock. 


The event was opened by Kyle Dods, the commonwealth games archer. The pupils took part in a variety of sports such as athletics, badminton, basketball, football, hockey, swimming, rugby, shinty, softball and dance.


It was part of National School Sport Week which took place from 6th– 10th June 2011 and uses the power of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to inspire pupils across the country to take part in sport. The National School Sport Week programme is closely aligned to the overall aims of Active Schools – to give children and young people the opportunity to get involved in sport.


Spokesperson for third sector and communities, Councillor Rory Colville officially opened the games, he said, “It was great to see so many young people there to represent their schools and be part of a team. The participants really enjoyed the experience and took the opportunity to make new friends.  I hope the event has inspired and encouraged our young people to become more active more often and to help maintain a healthy lifestyle now and in the future.




“I’d also like to say how impressed I was with the work of the active schools team, sports development, leisure services, facilities teams and school staff –especially PE departments.”