We now have new kit for classes or groups going out of school to take part in sports festivals and events. This idea was discussed with PTA members as well as an interested group of parents. There was much discussion and research, all of which Mr Adamson dealt with, taking in what was on offer for school pupils. Mr Adamson gave careful consideration to quality, style and how much of a logo was already printed on the items. After much thought and planning, Mr Joe Forte seemed to be offering the best deal. He runs the sports shop in Haddington-’Joe Forte Sports’. We are all very grateful for the time he set aside to advise and gather sample pieces for us to review.
The children have been in involved in choice to a degree – some of their ideas were a little expensive!
The PTA have very kindly part funded this kit with the school paying the remainder. We all feel it will be very worthwhile. Each piece of kit, bar the socks and shorts, displays our school badge. The children will be ‘modelling’ all the items during a school assembly to show all the classes how super it all looks. Photos will be taken! We all feel that this new kit will engender a positive team spirit and identity with a possible impact on our performance in due course! The swimming team were allowed to wear the kits for the first time a couple of weeks ago – minus the logos as the kit had only just arrived – and we put in an excellent performance. This, of course, does not take away from the excellent coaching they had received. Many members of the public commented on how super the team looked including the chairman of the Scottish Swimming Association.
My thanks go to Mr Adamson for the time, energy and effort he put in – in his own time – to organising the research and the ultimate purchases made. Very grateful indeed.