PUPILS at schools in Queensferry are set to have more say on what sports they would like to participate in thanks to sports ambassadors.
Four pupils at Queensferry High, Becky Arthur, Jordan Roberts, Rebecca Latto and Matthew Agius, have been promoted to sport ambassadors and their role is to promote sport and activity within the school and work alongside Heather Darling, active schools co-ordinators at Queensferry High School.
At primary school level, Barry McGuigan has a similar role and last week he visited primary schools in the Queensferry cluster area to appoint their new sports ambassadors.
Our photographer Gordon McBrearty visited Echline Primary where Ailie Brown, Cameron Logan, Lewis Johnson and Hannah Bailie were all enrolled as ambassadors
Barry said: “The students will be able to voice their own ideas and opinions of other students to both myself and Heather in a bid to help boost activity levels at the school especially in this Olympic year. At primary level, the sports ambassadors aim is to attract volunteers to help kick start new clubs and encourage other pupils into an active lifestyle who might not realise the benefits.’’
One of the High School sport ambassadors, Becky Arthur, who competes for City of Edinburgh and the Scotland junior volleyball side, will also represent Edinburgh schools as a sports ambassador at this year’s Paralympics in London.
Both the High School and primary school projects will see pupils train for the Queensferry/Kirkliston Olympic Torch relay run which will be held in May.
Picture by Gordon McBrearty L120815b
Words by Iain Russell