Bute primary pupils enjoy football festival

The Bute primary school pupils who took part in the Tesco Bank Football Challenge, culminating in a day-long festival at Rothesay Joint Campus.
The Bute primary school pupils who took part in the Tesco Bank Football Challenge, culminating in a day-long festival at Rothesay Joint Campus.

Pupils from all three Bute primary schools enjoyed a festival of football at Rothesay Joint Campus this week.

The 116 pupils from Rothesay, St Andrew’s and North Bute are the latest to have taken part in six weeks of coaching sessions as part of the Scottish FA’s flagship participation programme.

The Tesco Bank Football Challenge is a community programme run in partnership with the Scottish FA. The project introduces football to P2 and P3 children (six to eight years old) across Scotland to help get them engaged in a healthy and active lifestyle, and has benefitted from the support of a range of sporting stars including Alex McLeish, Arthur Numan and Owen Coyle.

Elizabeth MacMillan, head teacher at North Bute Primary School, said: “The children have had a great six weeks of coaching with the Scottish FA and today marks a perfect end to the programme. They have learnt so many important skills since taking part.”