St. Andrew's Primary School Commonwealth Day at The Helix

Primary 7 pupils from St Andrew’s PS recently took part in a day of Commonwealth Games activity at The Helix.

The pupils, teachers and some parents took part in cricket, rugby and tennis during the morning session with coaches from the Active Schools and Sports Development teams at Falkirk Community Trust and after a break for lunch at the Lagoon took part in a Mini-Commonwealth Games athletics event.  

The great weather coupled with the spectacular surroundings of The Helix meant that it was an enjoyable and memorable day for all involved. The day was organised by Johnny Bannerman, Active Schools Coordinator with Miss Gallagher and Miss Buhrmann from St Andrew’s PS. We would like to thank The Helix for allowing us to use their facility and the parents who came along to help out on the day.

Pupil Testimonials

I thought the day at the Helix was really funny and I really enjoyed it. I loved throwing the javelin in the afternoon.Kyle, P7G

The day at the Helix was amazing and I really enjoyed the athletics in the afternoon because we got to work in a team. Thanks!Olivia, P7G

It was really good to try sports I had never played before. All of the instructors were very nice and helped us a lot.Jade, P7G

It was really fun trying new sports that we had never tried before. It was exciting!Alex, P7B

It was fun because we got to play different sports. In the afternoon we played competitive sports – my team won which made it even better!Chelsea, P7B

It was really good because you were coached by people who knew the sports really well so they could guide you properly on how to play the sports.Thomas, P7B

Published on Wednesday, 11th June 2014

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