A POPULAR indoor sports festival for primary school pupils last held before the COVID-19 pandemic has returned in style.

Pitreavie Athletics Centre was the venue on November 2 as a total of 110 pupils, from 13 schools across West Fife, showcased their skills at an indoor hockey festival.

The event for Primary 7 pupils was the first indoor event held since 2020 and was delivered by Dunfermline Carnegie Hockey Club, in partnership with Dunfermline and West Fife Sports Council, and the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust.

Throughout the calendar year, the sports council, traditionally, run a series of festivals across a variety of sports for different primary school age ranges, and points are awarded that go towards a final total to determine the winners of the 'Sports School of the Year' accolade at their annual awards ceremony.

Earlier this year, after an absence of three years, a Primary 7 outdoor festival, consisting of 13 teams from nine schools, took place, and the indoor one was the first of its kind in two years due to restrictions put in place because of the pandemic.

With members of Dunfermline Carnegie Hockey Club volunteering their assistance throughout the day, some keenly-contested hockey saw Pitreavie, Canmore, Cardenden and McLean reach the semi-finals.

Pitreavie came out on top, with Canmore second, while Cardenden and McLean placed third and fourth respectively.