Mini Commonwealth Games are a big hit

Excitement for the Commonwealth Games is building with schools across Kincardine and Mearns taking part in their own mini events.

Last Thursday and Friday saw pupils take part in a host of mini-games.

Teams that showed the spirit of the games received a medal

Teams that showed the spirit of the games received a medal

The first event took place at Bervie Primary School on Thursday morning, with the following event at Mackie Academy on Friday the 13th.

The mini games saw 1600 students across the CSN schools take part.

The weather held up nicely for the staff, pupils and parents who went along to the events to cheer on the pupils.

Included in the events was a tug of war, a team obstacle course and lacrosse.

There was an obstacle race at the mini games

There was an obstacle race at the mini games

Pupils were split into teams across different zones which were led by student helpers from Mackie Academy.

Teams then moved from zone to zone trying out the different activites taking place.

At the end of the day teams that showed the true spirit of the games were awarded medal.

The Stonehaven schools did well with teams from Dunnottar, Arduthie and Mill O’Forest all earning medals for showing the spirit of the games.

teams line up to take the strain of the tug of war

teams line up to take the strain of the tug of war

Mearns FM were on hand suppling the sound system and music and allowing for smoother transitions from zone to zone.

1600 students took part over the two days at Bervie School and Mackie Academy

1600 students took part over the two days at Bervie School and Mackie Academy