Pupils do well in cross country

Rosemount Primary School cross country team
Rosemount Primary School cross country team

Sporty youngsters from Rosemount Primary School came in first in Angus and seventh in Scotland in cross country competitions.

In March, all of Angus primary schools Primary Six and Primary Seven pupils were able to enter a five-girl and five-boy team for the Scottish Schools Regional Cross Country Championships.

Rosemount Primary School, on Hospital Road in Hillside, entered a P7 girls’ team of five.

This was made up of Lydia Broadley, Bethany Hall, Rebecca Mennie, Grace Norris and Charlotte Smith.

Out of the 27 Angus primary schools taking part in the regional event and the 150 competitors in their race, the Rosemount runners crossed the finishing line in first, second, 11th, 12th and 27th places.

This secured the team the top regional position in Angus and a place in the Scottish Schools’ Athletics Association National Championships.

Those championships were held on Easter Saturday (April 19) at Kirkcaldy High School, in Fife.

More 150 primary schools from around Scotland had teams in this event and more than 1,000 P6 and P7 children turn up on the day to compete.

At national level and with 24 teams in contention the Rosemount Primary team ran a courageous race.

Their positions out of 131 competitors this time were fifth, 29th, 61st, 65th and 78th

This effort scored Rosemount 7th place out of the 24 schools in their event.

Lydia Broadley said: ‘There were so many children and adults at the championships.

“Our team did really well and we are proud of our performance”.

The event aims to give 10 and 11-year-old children a taste of what it might be like to compete in a more focussed way in the field of athletics in a fun way.

Rosemount Primary Schools’s cross country club trains for one lunchtime each week with head teacher Mary Fox.