Sportshall challenge

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The 4th Annual Badminton Sportshall Challenge organised by Aberdeenshire Active Schools and Sports Development team took place last Thursday at Laurencekirk School.

All seven feeder Schools for Mearns Academy were represented, with a mixture of Primary 3-5 pupils making up a total of eight teams. Each School had a series of taster sessions in the lead up to the Cluster Festival, with the sessions allowing pupils the opportunity to a enjoy a fun and competitive introduction to badminton and improve and develop movement skills required for all sports i.e running, jumping, balancing,sending, receiving and hand eye coordination.

After several fun and enjoyable activity stations and races, Redmyre and St Cyrus Schools emerged as the top scoring teams and will now progress on to represent the Mearns Network at the Aberdeenshire Regional Event in Banchory on Thursday May 3.