Commonwealth Games star Kirsty Yates at Carnwath PS

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A VISIT to Carnwath Primary School by Scottish Commonwealth Games hopeful Kirsty Yates proved a shot putt success.

Kirsty (21), from Dalbeattie in Kirkcudbrightshire, is one of the UK’s top female shot putters. She concentrates just as much on speed and agility in her training regime as she does on throwing ever longer distances.

Putt it there...Commonwealth Games competitor Kirsty Yates shared her shot put techniques with Carnwath Primary School children (Pic Rodger Price)

Putt it there...Commonwealth Games competitor Kirsty Yates shared her shot put techniques with Carnwath Primary School children (Pic Rodger Price)

Her six hours at Carnwath Primary were spent teaching pupils how to throw the shot and participating in question and answer sessions.

“The pupils loved having Kirsty here,” said Carnwath Primary school support assistant and team leader June Clydesdale.

“Kirsty explained that she is able to throw the shot putt so far due to her technique.”

Kirsty, who at time of going to press had a personal best throw of 16.09m, gave hints and tips to youngsters from the seven school and two nursery classes.

The pictures featured in our slideshow were taken by freelance photographer Rodger Price.