Pupils and staff at a Kilwinning school are delighted after receiving a Gold School Sport Award.

The Lottery-funded accolade, from sportscotland, is designed to encourage schools to continuously improve PE and sport opportunities.

The award encourages schools to continuously improve while pitting young people at the forefront of the decision making and planning of PE and sport in their school.

Susan Lauder, depute head teacher at Blacklands Primary, said: “We are delighted that our school has been awarded a Sport Scotland Gold School Sport Award for session 2018-2021.

“The Gold School Sport Award is recognition of our school’s achievement in putting sport at the heart of our school’s planning, practice and ethos.

“It also highlights that our school has shown excellent practice across the core areas of the award and demonstrated an ongoing commitment to increase young people’s opportunities and engagement in physical education, school sport and leadership and provide clear pathways to lifelong participation in sport.

“We have hugely committed to sport at Blacklands Primary - health and wellbeing is at the forefront of everything we do.

“Our children take part in the Daily Mile each day, they have two-and-a-half hours of planned physical education each week and have access to activity at our breakfast bounce, break clubs, lunch time clubs and after-school clubs. The success of this is down to great links with our Active Schools Coordinator, Gary Moore, our staff and volunteers as well as our Sports Council. We could not do it without them."