Sportshall Athletics Competition


Relay race action.

On Monday 16th November, a team of P7 pupils attended a Sportshall Athletics competition at Meadowbank Sports Centre along with eight other Edinburgh schools. As always, we arrived looking very smart in our tracksuits and proud to represent Preston Street.


All the schools were competing to qualify for the Edinburgh finals which take place in January.

We had attended a taster session the previous week, and had also been practising the various relay events at the Crags, so our pupils were well prepared for the contest.


Girls prepare for the obstacle relay.

The competition involved six track and six field events, all of which took place inside the hall, with separate events for boys and girls. The track events were relays which involved teams of either two or four runners from each school. For the field events, three boys and three girls from each school participated in each event.

Each of our pupils participated in either two, three or four events. They competed really well throughout and encouraged each other brilliantly.


The action proved to be tense and exciting!!

At the end of each event, points were given out to each school depending on how well they had participated. Ten points went to the winners, nine to the second placed, etc… down to two points for the ninth placed team.

After all 24 events were completed, the total number of points was added together for each school.


Rosie and Bobbi in the girls’ 2 x 2 lap relay. They won their heat and came second overall, winning 9 points for Preston Street.


Celebrating one of our winners!

Preston Street finished on 138 points, level in sixth place with Lorne Primary. However, we were only 18 points off third place (St Francis with 156) so we were not far away from qualifying for the finals, and everyone can be very proud of their performance.

The pupils are now working towards our P6/P7 indoor athletics house competition, which will take place in December.

Our best performances were as follows:


2 x 1 lap relay (Marc and Nii) – 9 points

Over / Under relay (Herris, Joseph D, Rhyse, Sahil) – 9 points

Javelin (Herris, Marc, Nii) – 9 points

Speed Bounce (Kai, Joseph D, Sahil) – 8 points

Obstacle Relay (Herris, Joseph D, Rhyse, Archie) – 8 points

Vertical Jump (Fergus Ryane, Jamie) – 7 points



2 x 2 lap relay (Bobbi and Rosie) – 9 points

Chest push (Katy, Fernanda, Bobbi) – 8 points

Speed Bounce (Georgia, Rosie, Madihah) – 7 points

open day pic.jpg

Thanks to everyone for their efforts on the day. Well done to the winning schools and to all our competitors for making it such an enjoyable competition!

Final scores were as follows:

1st Longstone         203 points

2nd Nether Currie 192 points

3rd St Francis          156 points

4th Colinton            150 points

5th St Mary’s           141 points

6th Preson Street   138 points

6th Lorne                  138 points

8th Sighthill            109 points

9th St John Vianney 97 points



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