PUPILS battled it out recently as they took part in the Sports Development athletics final at Clydebank Leisure Centre.

Teams from St Mary’s, Goldenhill, Gavinburn, Clydemuir and St Eunan’s primaries gave it their all as they competed in their teams against several schools from Dumbarton and the Vale.

Every P6 in West Dunbartonshire has had the chance to participate in four weeks of school athletics - a total of more than 1,100 pupils.

Gayle Brown, assistant sports development officer at West Dunbartonshire Leisure, said: “I would like to thank all schools for participating and I hope everyone enjoyed their day. It was great to see so many young people getting active and loving athletics.

“The athletes participated in both track and field events and were superbly supported by their fellow athletes, supporters and teachers during each event.

“Congratulations to St Mary’s Duntocher who will be progressing as the West Dunbartonshire winners to the Sports Hall Athletics regional finals next year.

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“Special thanks to the National 4 sports students from West College Scotland – Clydebank campus, as the festivals would not have run without their support, as well as the superb sports development coaches who went into every school and coached.

“Thanks to Provost William Hendrie and WD Leisure’s director, David Marshall, for coming along to hand out medals to our winners.”

Results: 1st – St Mary’s (Duntocher) with 394 points, 2nd – Goldenhill with 272 points, 3rd – Gavinburn with 266 points, 4th – Christie Park with 232 points, 5th – St Michael’s with 222 points, 6th – Gartocharn with 216 points, 6th – Clydemuir with 216 points, 7th – Knoxland with 214 points, 8th – St Eunan’s with 210 points, 9th – Lennox with 200 points.

Children and young people can also take part in athletics in the community by joining ready, steady, run, jump and throw (3 – 4 year olds); athletics – run, jump and throw (5 – 11 year olds); and JogScotland (16+ years) sessions.