Hello everyone, Hazel here, blogging for Primary 7! Last week was our very first week of skiing. We travelled to Bearsden ski centre after school. We all felt excited and nervous because this was the first time for most people. It was a challenge to work out how to put our boots on but we helped each other and the instructors helped too. We had to practice walking in our boots because it felt like moonwalking! We had to jump, hop and run to get used to our boots. Another thing we practiced travelling with one ski on. It was really important that we listened to our instructor because if we didn’t follow instructions we would get a step wrong. As well as using our listening skills we had to work with each other to make sure we were properly spaced out and didn’t crash into each other. Last of all we got both skis on and slid down little slopes. Carefully we made sure that our body was in the middle of our skis and we didn’t lean forwards or backwards too much. I felt really proud of myself for trying a new sport and we are all excited for next lesson. We will keep you updated!
This term, we have been lucky enough to try Curling. Inspired by our success at the Commonwealth games, every Thursday we have been going to the Waterfront to meet our instructors. It took us a while to get used to walking on the ice in our trainers instead of wearing ice skates! We have learned lots of techniques including sliding the stone and sweeping the ice in the path of the stone. Playing an actual game of curling isn’t easy and it was difficult to get the stone into the ‘house’.