Lenzie Academy sport sets the gold standard

Lenzie Academy Gold Award
Lenzie Academy Gold Award

Lenzie Academy has been presented with a prestigious national award for innovation and achievement in PE and extra-curricular sport.

Head teacher Brian Paterson received the award on behalf of the school from sportscotland at a presentation ceremony earlier this month.

The School Sport Award is a national initiative that is designed to encourage schools to continuously improve the quality and quantity of physical education and school sport opportunities. It also encourages the sporting links between schools and their communities.

There are currently 82 Gold Schools, 181 Silver and 65 Bronze across Scotland.

Mr Paterson said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be awarded The sportscotland Gold School Sport Award. It is just reward for our staff who work incredibly hard to ensure that our pupils have as many opportunities as possible to enhance their health and fitness.

“We place physical education at the very core of our school philosophy so it is very pleasing to see this approach recognised through the awarding of Gold Status by sportscotland.”

The award will help ensure that quality physical education and school sport remains at the heart of the school and the wider community, with opportunities for all children and young people to engage, participate and reach their potential.

Stewart Harris, chief executive of sportscotland added: “I would like to congratulate all of the staff and pupils at Lenzie Academy for putting quality physical education and school sport at the heart of the schools.

“They should be proud of this fantastic achievement.”