A SPORTS day at St Serf's Primary School's went down a treat with pupils, parents and staff last week.

The annual event took place in the morning on Thursday, May 23, with youngsters taking part in a range of races.

These included sprinting events, right through to egg and spoon and wheelbarrow races.

Despite some grey skies overhead and a slight chill in the air, there were good times all round for everyone who took part.

The school's current head teacher, Colleen ClarkBurns, told the Advertiser a bit more about the event.

She said: "The pupils loved it. It was a great excitement for all of them, and there were some delighted winners.

"There was also a really good turnout from families and friends."

The event was particularly special for St Serf's depute head teacher, Mrs Crow, who is set to retire at the summer holidays.

When asked how Mrs Crow enjoyed her last Sports Day, Colleen said: "She just loved it."

Colleen was also keen to thank all those who helped with organising the event, as she said: "It's really hard work setting things up for the Sports Day, because it is a big school and a big event."

In particular, she thanked the school's physical education teacher, Mrs Mitchell, as well as members of the Wee County's Sports Development team.

Praise also went to the council's landscape services staff for getting pitches ready, and to Alloa's Tesco store for providing fruit for the children to have during their break time.