Snowsports Club Week 1 Blog

We were all really excited as we got into the mini bus to travel to Midlothian Ski Centre. We were looking forward to it, we thought it would be a good experience. We signed up inside and our instructor Keith told us about all the equipment we needed. The boots felt heavy but i’m used to rollerblades so it wasn’t too difficult. We need to remember to take our gloves next week we didn’t like the ones we borrowed. We had to borrow a helmet most of us wore red but Thomas had to wear the adult sized one!

We carried our skis outside made our way up a small hill and put on our skis. We learned how to make a snowplough using our skis. We went straight down and tried not to hit the inflatable mat at the bottom! We learned how to stand up after you fall. By the end of the session we were all coming down the small slope from the top!

I think it was amazing i’m excited for next week. Catriona

I thought it was really fun and I learned something new. Sophia

Thanks to Lauren and everyone from Active schools who helped us organise our club. Thanks also to Keith for being a great instructor yesterday!

By Catriona and Sophia

We would appreciate a parent volunteer to accompany the group, Lauren found it easier to manage with two adults rather than just one. Please let Lauren or Mr Burgess know if you can support for the next few weeks.

Sports Day Fun for Primary 7

By Annie and Charlie

On Tuesday it was St Johns sports day. Sports day always happens at the end of term, no matter if your in P1 or P7 we all join in!

In the morning, the P7’s looked after the P1’s in their sports day. We got into groups and helped and demonstrated their activities that they had to do. We enjoyed it because it was a good experience for us going into high school. At the very end of the younger ones sports day we helped our buddies with the mini marathon and we enjoyed helping them.

After lunch it was our sports day! We were so excited! We did races like the relay, egg and spoon, obstacle course and last but not least… THE MINI MARATHON!

In the mini marathon, the P7’s had to do 2 laps of the Figgate Park! We were very tired afterwards! We all did so well!

This Sports Day was AMAZING!!!!!

Games at the Hub

Yesterday P6 pupils represented St John’s at the annual Games @ the Hub event. The children were placed into 3 different activites, hockey, volleyball and dance. The hockey team did very well to reach the final and finished second overall. All the children were very involved in their activities and supported over 75 other schools. The day culminated in a mass dance off with 600 pupils taking part.

There were a few sleepy heads on the bus home after such a busy and active day! Well done P6!

St Johns Porty Premier League

The Porty Premier League Football season has just commenced. Each of the 8 P7 teams all played their first league game this week.

In PE, primary 7 have been learning in a football context to work together and adopt different roles and responsibilities.So far, in pre-season training they have affiliated to a team, created their own team name, designed a team logo, created a team celebration and adopted key roles within their team e.g.

  1. Manager
  2. Coach
  3. Captain
  4. Fitness Coach
  5. Reporter/writer
  6. Photographer

Teams can earn points for the following:

  1. PE kit (being responsible)
  2. Game play (3win, 2 draw & 1 loss)
  3. Fair Play (shaking hands, encouraging and support others).

Pupils have full responsibility for their own warm-ups, fitness, practice, game analysis & strategies, refereeing and decisions about the season.

Each week we will share our experience and report on our learning.