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Badminton Tournament returns for primary pupils

Golspie High School was the venue for the return of the Primary Schools Badminton tournament after an absence of three years.

A total of 28 pupils took part in the primary six and primary seven tournament at Golspie High School.

Speaking about the event, Elissa Stevenson, High Life Highland’s Active Schools Co-ordinator explained, “Seven schools were represented where two boys and two girls from each school competed in a single elimination tournament.

“Any player losing their first game then went into a compensation draw which meant each pupil got the chance to play at least two games.

Elissa went on, “There were some real nail-biter matches, with some really closely scored games. It was great to see so many of the pupils taking part.

The primary school was organised by High Life Highland on behalf of the East Sutherland Schools Sports Association.

Speaking about the event Elissa Stevenson said, ‘I was really pleased to see so many pupils taking part at the Tournament.

“It was a pleasure to witness those taking part being extremely polite towards to the umpires and their fellow opponents, displaying good sports courtesy by shaking hands at the end of each match.

“Thanks go to Sheila Lall and Richard Williamson for umpiring the matches.

“All the pupils played well, did their best and put what they had learnt in PE lessons and lunchtime sessions into practice.

The High Life Highland Co-ordinator concluded, “This type of event is really important so pupils taking part have the opportunity to participate in a competitive environment, meet other pupils from the primary school cluster and most importantly have fun through sport.”


Trophies were awarded to first boy and first girl as well as each pupil receiving a medal for first and second place in the main draws.

The winners of the compensation round were given a certificate and all other pupils received a sticker.  The results are as follows:


First Place: Elise Vinni (Lairg Primary School)

Second Place: Anaistacia Biswas (Lairg Primary School)



First Place: Charlie Smith (Golspie Primary School)

Second Place: Olly Booth (Helmsdale Primary School)


Compensation Draw:

Girls Winner: Roisin Doogan (Golspie Primary School)

Boys Winner: Andrew Jappy (Helmsdale Primary School)