West Lothian school awarded after going for gold

A West Lothian primary school is celebrating being awarded the gold standard for sports.

Williamston Primary School in Livingston has been presented with a gold award from Sports Scotland.

Funded by the National Lottery, the sportscotland School Sport Award is a national initiative designed to encourage schools to put young people at the heart of decision making, planning and implementation of extra-curricular school sport.

It also encourages schools to self-reflect and continuously improve and recognise and celebrate successful school sport models. The award also encourages sporting links between schools and the communities around them, providing opportunities for young people to progress.

Having achieved the Gold Award previously Williamston PS set themselves the challenge to achieve Gold by the end of the 2023 - 2024 Session.

Working alongside their Active Schools Coordinator - Kim O’Conner, Sports Council Reps, Sport Scotland - Lesley and Mrs Howard - PE Specialist looking at key areas that the school wanted to implement and develop.

Mrs Livingston, Headteacher at Williamston Primary School stated ‘we are exceptionally proud of this achievement and that our hard work in ensuring the best outcomes for our children in relation to physical education provision and wellbeing has been recognised.’

Prior to the Easter Holidays pupils celebrated their success with a whole school celebration day whereby all lessons had a sporting theme and children took part in various sporting activities being delivered, such as destination judo, football, hockey and tennis.

They are very excited to see our Gold Action plan being put in place over the next 2 years and are very proud to be a Gold Award School.

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