It’s back to school for ace Colin

Lowport Primary School; pictured are Mrs Linda Simpson (dressed in black coat) Headteacher, Mrs Lesley Malone (red tracksuit) PE Teacher and Parent volunteers Mrs Katy Sinclair.  Colin Fleming, tennis star and former pupil was presented with a school hoodie with his name on the back, and also raised the flag.
Lowport Primary School; pictured are Mrs Linda Simpson (dressed in black coat) Headteacher, Mrs Lesley Malone (red tracksuit) PE Teacher and Parent volunteers Mrs Katy Sinclair. Colin Fleming, tennis star and former pupil was presented with a school hoodie with his name on the back, and also raised the flag.

Pupils at Low Port Primary had a sporting extravaganza last Friday with former pupil and tennis pro Colin Fleming.

The school celebrated their new £25,000 playing grounds by playing netball, football, and staging a mini highland games.

The whole event was kicked off by special guest 
olin Fleming, fresh from his success with Andy Murray in the Davis Cup, and he helped the children officially open the new playground by raising the colourful “we love our playground” flag.

Colin then donned his old school’s sweatshirt to test out the new all-weather pitch and hold an impressive tennis rally with staff.

The school’s playground now has a newly-installed 325 square metre multi-use gaming area, all weather paths to existing play facilities, and new tarmac art and games.

Lynne Pascal, chair of the Low Port parent council, said: “The ‘we (heart) our playground’ project was championed by the school’s Parent Council and Parent Teacher Association who worked with the school to raise a whopping £25,000 to fund the project.

“Funds raised included grants from BIG Lottery (Awards for All) and Education Scotland as well a large contribution from the school’s own Education Trust Fund. “The Trust, established over 20 years ago, allows parents to make regular, tax-efficient contributions to support their children’s learning.

“The school also received excellent support from Provost Tom Kerr and West Lothian Council.”

The project team thanked all funders, PE specialist Lesley Malone for organising the day, and Colin Fleming.