Fun and games for Linlithgow

The Peel, Linlithgow ' Closing Ceremony, X Country Peel Race and Fancy Dress Big Picnic.
The Peel, Linlithgow ' Closing Ceremony, X Country Peel Race and Fancy Dress Big Picnic.

Linlithgow played host to one of the largest schools sporting events of the year.

The Linlithgow schools cluster held the Cluster Games 2014 opening ceremony at Linlithgow Cross, where schools throughout the area gathered to hear Deacons’ Court Provost Jack Adair’s opening address.

The schools were also invited to come together for the annual P6–S2 cross country race that took place on the Peel, which also saw the closing ceremonies for 
this popular event.

This was followed by a fancy dress ‘Big Picnic’ where the children enjoyed the fun as well as taking part in their very own baton relay and displayed their mascots in a Peel walk-about.

Lesley Malone, Linlithgow School’s cluster PE organiser, said: “Having the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow is a unique opportunity to really inspire our young people.

“Having our very own Linlithgow Games 2014 will help children to capture the excitement within our schools and encourage increased levels of participation in the sporting and cultural life of 
the community.

“The Linlithgow cluster takes part in a programme of sport throughout the year, all made possible by the support of the PE team made up of class teachers working with Linlithgow Academy, Donaldson’s School, sports development officers and most importantly local sports clubs.

“This strong link has made it possible to bring over 2000 children together in a variety of events and I am again very proud of the support and enthusiasm shown by 
everyone involved.”

This year’s primary school winners of the cross country race were: Samantha Bajo, Linlithgow Primary School; Alison Hannah, Winchburgh Primary School; Debora Harrison, Springfield Primary School; Jane Peters, Linlithgow Bridge Primary School; Laura Travers, St Joseph’s Primary School; Alison Watt, Winchburgh Primary School; Denise Cuthbert, Low Port Primary School; Janet Brown, Westfield Primary School; Jillian Bryce, Bridgend 
Primary School.