Aird pupils rise to Mini Triathlon Challenge

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A MINI Triathlon, organised in partnership with Active Schools and Outdoor Learning, saw Aird Primary School pupils take up the sporting challenge to raise funds for their school trip.

Held on Tuesday, March 1, at Ionad Spors Leodhais and the Castle Grounds, the Triathlon saw 25 pupils from Primaries four to five swim, run and cycle to complete the feat.

The students were required to swim as many lengths of the pool as they could within a set time – with some pupils swimming as many as 16 lengths.

The group then ran once or twice round a 600m track round the Castle Green and finished off with a 3km cycle round the Castle Grounds.

To make the event more realistic a large portable clock was used to display the children’s times and the pupils made their own numbers and banner to hold up at the start.

Sponsor money collected by the Triathlon pupils will go towards their school trip to Centre Parcs next term – their last school trip before Aird School closes and transfers to Sgoil an Rubha.

A huge thanks must go to Stornoway Trust; to all the parents who offered their time to support and marshal on the day; to all the staff for working hard to make the day a success; to Tim Pickering for his work before, during and after the event, and finally, to all the children who did so well on the day and made it a huge success.

Sponsor money is still being collected, however, the anticipated total is over £1,500 which will go a long way to funding their trip.