We have had a busy few weeks at Westfield Primary. Monday 17th June was our sports’ day and we had the races in the morning and potted sports in the afternoon. The rain stayed away but it was really windy.
As part of our healthy three weeks, we had a ballerina called Phoebe Welsh in school to teach us Balletcise which is a mixture of ballet steps and exercise. Some joined in more than others.
We also had a football coach come to teach us skills and referee our matches. We had a great time and improved our skills along with learning new ones.
A rugby coach from Linlithgow Rugby Club came for a few weeks to teach us about non-contact rugby. We really enjoyed the games as they got our hearts racing and it was fun taking people’s tags from them.
Miss Allan took us for gymnastics where we learned how to keep our balance when doing different movements. We were also learning how to land as a gymnast does. We had four different stations- beam, mats, vault and skipping. We had a warm up at the start and a cool down at the end.
We went to a Book Fair in Linlithgow where we met the author Lauren St John. She told us about her life, how she got into writing and her work with the Born Free Foundation. Her talk was interesting and opened our eyes to the plight of wild animals in captivity. We have a lot to think about and try to do something to help.