Sports Day with a difference

Sports physiotherapist Laura Patterson with Jack, Hope and Rachel. GG 2105016 12
Sports physiotherapist Laura Patterson with Jack, Hope and Rachel. GG 2105016 12

LAST Friday, Port William Primary School held a ‘sports day’ with a difference when inviting guests to talk to the pupils about their careers in sport.

The twenty guests invites were:

Lewis gets the lowdown on Stranraer FC as he, Joanne and Sarah interview Manager Keith Knox. GG 2105017 12

Lewis gets the lowdown on Stranraer FC as he, Joanne and Sarah interview Manager Keith Knox. GG 2105017 12

Kenny Kilkerr - PE teacher; Janine Spice - netball coach; Laura Paterson - physiotherapist; Hew Chalmers - member of the British Olympic Association; Keith Knox - football club manager; Kareen Niven - PE teacher; Senga Thomson - CPD co-ordinator; Hilary McTurk - fitness instructor; Robbie Garside - outdoor education specialist; Natalie Hannay - receptionist; Robbie Totten - football development officer; Beverley Mercer - facility department manager; Louise Kerr - sport reporter; Gail Munro - ice rink manager; Mike Wild - development officer; Jill Montgomery - swimming instructor; Alison Murray - sports development; Lorna Mitchell - gym manager; Jill Sloan - gym owner and Jamie Muir - rugby development officer.

The guests gave a overview of their job to the pupils, from Primary 1 through to primary 7, before engaging in a question and answer session.

They were all asked very searching questions on how they managed their time, planning and organisation and solving problems.

The event was part of the school’s sports careers project.

The meetings and interviews took the form of "speed dating" with the pupils moving tables every two minutes or so. GG 2105018 12

The meetings and interviews took the form of "speed dating" with the pupils moving tables every two minutes or so. GG 2105018 12

Alison Murray, D&G Sports Development explains all about her job to David, Brooks, Kelsey, Drew and Ellie. GG 2105019 12

Alison Murray, D&G Sports Development explains all about her job to David, Brooks, Kelsey, Drew and Ellie. GG 2105019 12

The tables are turned on Gazette reporter Louise Kerr as she is interviewed by Holly. GG 2105020 12

The tables are turned on Gazette reporter Louise Kerr as she is interviewed by Holly. GG 2105020 12

Microphones and clip boards ready as P 5,6,7 get readu to interview and learn about sporting carreers and what they entail. GG 2105022 12

Microphones and clip boards ready as P 5,6,7 get readu to interview and learn about sporting carreers and what they entail. GG 2105022 12