Danish Gymnastics

Report from Mrs McNeish

Four members of the National Danish Performance Gymnastics Team came in to do a gymnastics workshop with the S1/2 gymnastics club.

20 pupils had a fantastic time being taken through warm-ups, team strength / flexibility exercises, then progressions for floorwork and somersaults.

The Team are mid World Tour at the moment, and we appreciate them finding time to come to our school during their hectic schedule. The gymnastics group certainly now have something to aspire to.

The PE staff of the Lifestyle Development Faculty would like to thank Mr Sandy Hodge, Active Schools Co-ordinator, for arranging the workshop.

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After school clubs and football

The Faculty of Lifestyle Development are organising a number of after school clubs. Basketball and Dance will take place on Tuesdays, Badminton and Gymnastics on Wednesdays and Trampolining on Thursdays.

Anyone interested should see Mr Brogan for details.

Trials are also underway for the Under-14 football team. 32 applicants from 1st and 2nd year have tried out for selection so far. The final squad will be named in the near future. In addition, an interhouse football tournament is also being organised for 1st year pupils.

Open evening – part 2

Many thanks to all the families who came along to Our Lady’s last night, despite the atrocious weather.

Over 200 people toured the school to view our facilities, meet the staff and find out more about the school.

Activities included having a go with the computerised embroidery sewing machines in Home Economics which were already set up and running so that P7s could see some designs. Visitors also had the chance to operate the ordinary sewing machines, trying to follow a line on a sheet. Mums reminisced about their own Home Economics classes while the Dads complained that they never had the chance to do Home Economics at school at all.

Various resources were on show in the Library Resource Centre, including our famous Roman helmet, used for the Ninth Legion investigation, examples of mindmapping and rebus puzzles, Comic Life software and our course, our blog, Our Lady’s Latest.

The PE department set up gymnastics displays, while Art and Design showed off screen printing techniques.

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