PUPILS from East Ayrshire schools won a sport tournament which was held in conjunction with a campaign to help eradicate sectarianism.

Ayrshire Against Sectarianism’s main event was a volleyball competition and the Active Schools team were victorious.

This was not the only success of the day which took place at Ayrshire College and held in partnership with Supporters Direct Scotland.

As well as the volleyball, which included a staff v students match, Mark Reid, Project Manager for Supporters Direct Scotland, held workshops on the Colour of our Scarves project.

There were also raffles, bake sales and a treasure hunt for people to take part in.

More than £100 was raised by the HND Sport and Fitness students, which has been donated to MS Society Ayrshire and Arran.

Ayrshire College students often engage in projects with Supporters Direct Scotland to tackle sectarianism.

Two events, One Ayrshire:Many Cultures and EqualityIsQuality, were organised last year to raise awareness of equality issues.

David Dougan, sport and fitness lecturer, said: “I was extremely proud of my HND class as they successfully ran an event which was very organised, professional and for a tremendous cause.

“They also managed to attract very special guests such as our Principal, the NUS Scotland President and the Provost of East Ayrshire, which really rose the profile of the event.”