THE annual Clackmannanshire Primary School Sports Association Athletics Championship took place at Lornshill Academy last week.

Every year the event is held for P6 and P7 pupils who compete in various activities including 100m, 200m, 800m and 4x100m relay, high jump, long jump, shot put and turbo javelin.

This year the championship had an entry of over 600 participants from all the primary schools in the Wee County and a number of records were broken on the day.

Throughout the day schools were awarded points which contributed towards an overall Clacks school award.

There was also a small school award with points awarded for the top six placed pupils in each event.

In the end, the Overall Best School award went to Redwell PS with Menstrie PS finishing just behind them to take the runner up spot. St Mungo's was awarded the Overall Best Small School prize.

In order to recognise some of the fantastic individual achievements that took place on the day there was an award for Best Boy and Best Girl.

Robbie Truesdale was the recipient of the Best Boy award after setting a new record P7 boys shot putt and Evie Muir received the Best Girl trophy after setting a new record in the P7 girls 100m.

The council's sports development teams wished to congratulate all the pupils and schools that took part in a fantastic day of athletics.

A spokesperson said: "The atmosphere was amazing throughout the day with pupils cheering on their own school team but also recognising athletic achievement of pupils at other schools.

"Thanks also go to partners NHS Forth Valley Just Giving, Nike, Forth Valley Disability Sports, our Sports Leaders and Lornshill Academy for helping to ensure the event was a success."

Anyone who would like to get involved in athletics should contact Sports Development on 01259 452350.