Primary 5 pupils of Viewlands Primary School, Perth, enjoyed their recent outing to the Dunkeld House Hotel, which recently came under new ownership and put on a mini Highland games for the children, who were winners of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust Schools Art Competition.
The grounds were particularly stunning and made for an excellent venue. It was evident that the unseasonal weather could not dampen the children's spirits or enthusiasm. Competition between the children was high as they hurled haggis, tossed the caber, threw the welly, putted and chipped golf balls, and tried their hand at shot put.
There was even a team effort game usually reserved for corporate days, when the team had to pull together to walk the planks - quite challenging for a group of eight-year-olds! The hotel also provided a packed lunch for the youngsters before they headed back to school.
Dunkeld House Hotel has very kindly agreed to host the event again next year, and the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust hopes to encourage as many schools in Perth & Kinross to enter the competition, details of which will be sent to schools at the beginning of September.