"OUTSTANDING" and "inspiring" pupils from Kelty and Lumphinnans primary schools enjoyed a successful run at an indoor athletics festival last week.

The two schools attended Dunfermline's Carnegie Leisure Centre last Thursday to participate in the P2/3 event hosted by Dunfermline and West Fife Sports Council, and raced from the start line to a top-four finish.

The festival, which was split between morning and afternoon sessions, saw 450 youngsters from 20 schools compete in the sportshall event, which is an indoor form of track and field, and both Cowden-Gelly schools impressed throughout.

A wide range of disciplines, including relay races, were held and Kelty placed third, with the school tweeting: "Our children put on an outstanding performance across all events. Great attitude, determination and behaviour from everyone too!"

Lumphinnans praised their pupils for "an inspiring performance from our P3 athletes" as they finished fourth, with Townhill Primary taking first place and Dalgety Bay finishing second.

Carineyhill and Commercial primary schools completed the top six at the festival, which was organised by Ricky Skelding and Active Schools Fife, sponsored by the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust, and supported by young sports leaders from Queen Anne High School, who assisted with score keeping and managing the competition.

The festival is part of a series of similar events that are organised by the sports council across eight separate sports throughout the year.

Points are awarded to the top placing schools and are put towards a final total that will determine the winners of the Sports School of the Year Award, which is presented at the Sports Council’s annual awards ceremony in February.