PUPILS from primary schools across Clackmannanshire gathered last week for an annual athletics competition.

Clackmannanshire Primary School Sports Association (CPSSA) held their athletics championship on Wednesday, May 25.

It was the first time the event had taken place since 2019 and was an opportunity for P6 and P7 pupils to compete in activities such as 100m, 200m, 800m and 4x100m relay, high jump, long jump, shot put and turbo javelin.

More than 500 pupils took part, including participants from Lochies PS who competed in some events for the first time.

Despite the difficult weather there were some fantastic performances throughout the day with some extremely close results in all events.

Redwell took the Best School award and Park was runner up. There is also a Best Small School award for low pupil rolls and St Bernadette's were the winners.

Jamie McDonald from Scottish Athletics also attended the event with Team GB's gold medal winning Paralympian Owen Miller who presented athletes with medals for their successes.

Cllr Graham Lindsay said: "It is great to see the primary schools athletics championships back for our P6 and P7 pupils after a two year break during the pandemic.

"I am delighted that pupils, staff, and sports development have been able to work together during this term to prepare our children to make this event a success for them.

"The children and staff had an enjoyable event despite difficult weather conditions, the children were terrific athletes themselves, completing their event, cheering each other on and celebrating all their successes."

Ayone who would like to get involved in athletics can contact Sports Development on 01259 452350.