KIDS at an Irvine school are celebrating after winning a top award.

Stanecastle School was crowned winner of the Most Active School at last week’s Ayrshire Sportsability (ASA) 15th Annual ball.

The award is given to a school in Ayrshire or an individual within a school who has promoted a new initiative for children and young people with a disability.

Stanecastle head teacher Martin Edwards said: “This is a great accolade for everyone at the school and it’s fantastic to see that the hard work and commitment of everyone within our learning community has been recognised.

“Being active and ensuring our young people have access to a wide selection of sports and activities is absolutely crucial to what we do at Stanecastle. We place such a high value on the health and wellbeing of our young people – it is so important.

“Our trips to the Arran Outdoor Centre are a regular feature for the pupils and we take part in rugby, football, cross country, curling and a range of others which the pupils just love. We were crowned Shinty’s Scottish Champions for 2019 at this year’s National Disability Festival which was another great achievement for everyone involved.

“We have the most fantastic pupils here and its great seeing them enjoying taking part in activities and seeing the benefits it brings.”

Not only did the event celebrate Ayrshire’s best in disability sports, but raised a record-breaking amount for the charity.

The awards promote and applaud local achievements in sports for people with a disability in Ayrshire and Arran

Other winners on the big night were; Elle McCreadie, winner of the Young Athlete of the Year Award; Robyn Love, winner of the Athlete of the Year Award; Learn 2 plus, South Ayrshire Council, winner of the Activity in the Community Award and Gary Seymour, East Ayrshire Vibrant Communities, winner of the Disability Sports Coach of the Year.