Primary pupils in Edinburgh school sports event

Cathy Fullerton: Opportunity to promote sports across Edinburgh. Picture: Contributed
Cathy Fullerton: Opportunity to promote sports across Edinburgh. Picture: Contributed
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MORE than 1000 Edinburgh primary school pupils are set to compete in one of the Capital’s largest ever school sports events.

The P6 pupils will take part in the Games at the Hub event at Forrester High on Wednesday, where they will compete in 10 different sports, including hockey, football, rugby, basketball, netball, gymnastics, cricket, volleyball, boccia and tennis.

It is the first event of its kind to be delivered by Active Schools, which aims to promote sport participation in the build-up to Glasgow 2014.

Councillor Cathy Fullerton, education vice-leader, said: “Glasgow 2014 presents us with a fantastic opportunity to promote sports across the Capital and this event is a great way of promoting this.

“I’m going along on the day to see everyone taking part and am delighted that so many primary school pupils are getting the opportunity to 
experience Games at the Hub.

“The facilities at Forrester/St Augustine’s are second to none and I know everyone will have a great time.”

The event has also been hailed by sports leaders.

Jacqueline Lynn, Sportscotland’s head of school and community sport, said: “We are committed at Sportscotland to increasing the opportunities for young people to participate in school sport.

“The Active Schools team in Edinburgh has done an excellent job in organising this event and we commend them for their efforts.”