Sun shines as Oban pupils enjoys splendid school sports day

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Oban’s Park Primary faced down a gloomy weather forecast as they prepared to hold their annual sports day on Friday June 7.

Fortune favoured the brave, however, with the school enjoying bright sunshine instead as the games got under way.

Excited students laughed and giggled as they competed in events such as the three-legged race and egg-and-spoon race, cheered on by their teachers and a large crowd of family and friends.

Plenty of fun was had off the field, too, with stalls, run by the youngsters, offering a variety of games, including skittles, cards and a lucky dip. Players refuelled on treats such as strawberries and cream from the popular refreshment stand nearby.

Clouds had gathered overhead by early afternoon and students gave a rousing performance on the drums in the hope of scaring them away. It appeared to work, with the rain holding off for the rest of the competition.

The school’s three clans – Kerrera, Lismore and Iona – waged a friendly battle for the championship throughout the day. Scores remained close, with Lismore eventually taking first place in an exciting finish.