For those of you who may not be familiar with Get Going – it is a family healthy lifestyle programme, providing a free 9 week resource (with 3 and 6 month follow ups). The emphasis is on fun, yet it aims to get children to increase activity levels, reduce screen time, and opt for healthier food choices. There is a concurrent session for the parents/carers to share ideas and discuss weekly topics, guided by trained coaches. Get Going referrals can be made by any professional, or a self referral can be made by a family. If you would like any further information about Get Going please get in touch by contacting the following Website. www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk/getgoing
Evan Wallace in Primary 7 may be a basketball star of the future. He has been chosen as part of the U12 Scotland Squad. He begins training today with the rest of the squad and will participate in this until March 2014. The final team will be selected then and we hope he makes the team. Well done Evan for getting into the squad because we know you will learn so much from these training sessions and good luck.
On Wednesday we got told there was going to be a break dancing class at 11 40. I was excited… Eventully the time came he taught us lots of amazing moves it was very fun . Later we showed moves we can do , he taught us step 1, 2 and 3 of how to dance. The man who taught us was fantastic at dancing. Most of his moves he made up his self i thought they were really cool. Every one had lots of fun expecilly me, he taught us a move called the lightbulb no body could do it … and i enjoyed it all.
by Antonio, P5
Break Dancing on PhotoPeach
The children at Loretto are given lots of opportunities to be active. We have Cheerleading for Primary 2 – 7 on Thursday 3rd October. This is a chance to try something different and then maybe get involved out with school. Let’s hope it’s an enjoyable experience and we have some budding Cheerleaders in our midst!
On Thursday we had a rugby taster with David, a rugby coach. We started off with a few games to help us to improve our throwing and catching. Some of us had to do forfeits, for example press ups and running to the back fence. (Thomas and Nathan won’t be arguing with the ref next week!) We split in to teams and played 8 a side – it was a close first half but then finished 8-4 to the Greens.
Here we are in action!
Enjoy – P7! 🙂