Orkney Eco-Day

As part of their Eco Day activities St Andrew's school organised a whole school Tag Rugby tournament last Thursday 10 June.

All pupils from P1 to P7 took part with a total of 138 youngster playing throughout the afternoon. The pupils were arranged into their school sports day teams: P1-3 teams played three games while the P4-7s played six.

The fun festival was organised by school staff and assisted by Karen Davies and Victoria Muir from St Andrews Mini Rugby, Bruce Ruthven Orkney rugby development officer and Catherine Johnston from Active Schools.

As part of their Eco Day activities St Andrew's school organised a whole school Tag Rugby tournament last Thursday 10 June.

All pupils from P1 to P7 took part with a total of 138 youngster playing throughout the afternoon. The pupils were arranged into their school sports day teams: P1-3 teams played three games while the P4-7s played six.

The fun festival was organised by school staff and assisted by Karen Davies and Victoria Muir from St Andrews Mini Rugby, Bruce Ruthven Orkney rugby development officer and Catherine Johnston from Active Schools.

Neil McIntosh said: "The pupils really excelled throughout the afternoon and enjoyed a healthy picnic when they weren't involved in games. It was great to see them becoming more confident in their skills as the afternoon went on and work as part of a team throughout the day.

"It ended the year nicely as all the pupils have had rugby sessions with Bruce throughout the year and climaxed with this fun tournament of our own. Everyone had a really enjoyable afternoon and the school would like to thank Bruce, Karen, Victoria and Catherine for their support on the day."

Ruthven added: "It's been a fanrastic day at St. Andrew's, well done to all of the children involved and in particular Mr McIntosh who has organised the festival which is the first whole school Tag Festival to take place in Orkney and the isles.

"This is a great rugby conclusion to the academic year for St. Andrews who have proved to embrace tag rugby and have given the opportunity for all children throughout the school to participate in the game."