CARDROSS Primary is among four Argyll and Bute schools to have been awarded a gold award for its commitment to sports.

The school received the sportscotland honour in January in recognition of its efforts to put physical activity at the heart of education.

The School Sport Award is presented for innovation and achievement in delivering school sport and physical activity, with 747 schools across the country, including eight in Argyll and Bute, now holding an award.

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The number of gold schools across Scotland now stands at an all-time high of 399. A further 274 schools achieved silver and 74 bronze after a significant number of schools completed their continuous improvement journey towards the gold award.

In the Argyll and Bute Council area, Cardross Primary School, Dalintober Primary School, Dunbeg Primary School and Salen Primary School were awarded gold status, while Dunoon Grammar School and Rothesay Academy earned silver and Carradale Primary School and Southend Primary School received bronze.

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Chief executive of sportscotland, Stewart Harris, said: “It’s testament to the work of a variety of partners, including thousands of pupils, parents, volunteers and teachers, that we can now say this is a record-breaking year for the School Sport Award.

“Everyone involved should be very proud of this achievement.

“There is an undoubted value in sport being at the heart of school life. With that in mind we are committed to helping build a Scotland where sport is a way of life and young people in schools are central to this.”

The sporting award wasn’t the only bit of good news for Cardross Primary recently after it also received a gold Green Tree School Award from the Woodland Trust in recognition of its environmental learning projects.

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