Recently, pupils from across Stirling Primary Schools came together to participate in Active Stirling’s Track and Field Championships Event.

These young athletes put on a fantastic display of skills, excelling in various running, jumping, and throwing events. The competition included everything from short and long-distance races to high jump, long jump, triple jump, and a variety of throwing challenges.

The event was held at Stirling University, attracting over 250 pupils from twenty-two primary schools, including:

Newton, Strathblane, Queen Victoria, Bridge of Allan, Kippen, Doune, Dunblane, Cornton, Fallin, Thornhill, Deanston, Callander, Fintry/Buchlyvie, Bannockburn, Cambusbarron, Allans, Braehead, Riverside, St Mary’s Episcopal, Strathyre, St Margaret’s,St Mary’s Bannockburn.

Pupils from St Margaret’s and St Mary’s Bannockburn also joined in the SportAbility Track and Field activities, adding to the inclusive spirit of the event.

A special shoutout goes to the girls from Doune and Kippen Primary Schools. Heidi Fielden from Kippen Primary School broke the previous turbo javelin record of 18.32 meters. Lucy Graham from Doune Primary set a new benchmark with an impressive throw of 19.78 meters!

Each athlete earned points for their school by participating in their events, with every contribution adding to the overall score regardless of their finishing position. Newton Primary School celebrated a remarkable achievement by winning the overall championship for the fifth year in a row with a total of 249 points. Strathblane Primary School took second place with 243 points, and Queen Victoria School came in third with 239 points.

Track and Field, includes a variety of athletic activities, provides an excellent opportunity for pupils to enjoy the outdoors, face new challenges, and compete for their schools. Events like these foster discipline, teamwork, and can inspire children to join local athletics clubs after school.

Here's some highlights to look back on.

In what is a busy term, we were delighted to welcome all pupils to our Primary Schools Track and Field Championships. The pupils represented their schools admirably and excelled in all activities. We extend our gratitude to all the participating schools and to Central Athletics and Stirling Council’s Primary PE Specialists for their support in delivering this event.

Michael McPake, Active Schools Co-ordinator

It was a fantastic day filled with energy, excitement, and impressive achievements from all the young athletes.

Congratulations to everyone who participated and contributed to making the event such a success!

Photos from the event are on our Facebook page