ON YOUR MARKS Glasgow's primary kids ran, threw and jumped at Scotstoun's Athletics Championships
HUNDREDS of children revealed their sporting prowess when they took part in the Glasgow Schools Athletics Championships.
The three-day extravaganza of track and field at Scotstoun Stadium will encourage 1500 10 and 11-year-olds to run, throw and jump.
The event, held in conjunction with the Glasgow Schools Athletics association and Glasgow Primary PE Team – which develops the PE programme to primary schools across Glasgow – has been introducing children around the city to athletics for more than 20 years.
Yesterday's first round saw 500 primary six and seven children from 20 schools compete for a place in the finals, which will be held at the stadium on May 30.
Dubbed the next Usain Bolt, Andy Moses, 12, of Merrylee Primary School, won a gold medal at the boys P7 80m sprint.
He said: "I'm quite excited to win and feel proud of myself. It would be a dream to be a sprinter when I get older."
Teacher Irene Sutherland said: "It's important to give the children a chance to try different sports."
This year's organiser, Andrea Crawford, the Glasgow's Primary PE manager, was happy with the first day's events.
She said: "It's been a fantastic start. Although windy, it's been good conditions for running. The weather never dampens the spirit of Glasgow's children.
"We've actually ran ahead of time and many of the children have achieved personal goals.
"The sportsmanship and support they have shown towards each other is a credit to the schools.
The competition continues today and tomorrow.
By LALITA AUGUSTINE