The second visit to Aberdeen Snowsports this school year was just as exciting as the first. The boys displayed great skills on skis- and there was some amazing acrobatics as they were trying to keep their balance whilst zooming down the slopes. Great fun was had by all Tubing – although its hard work getting the tubes up to the top of the slope – thanks to Kelly (Macs Mum) who encouraged the boys laziness by helping them carry their tubes!!
On Wednesday 9th May the boys were invited to play Boccia at Sheddocksley Sports Centre.
After some practice of throwing the balls- its very difficult because you have to stay seated- the boys then split into teams to play against Anna Ritchie School from Peterhead and Westfield School from Fraserburgh.
The boys participated with enthusiasm and won most of their games- and most importantly socialised well with the members of the other teams. They cheered and clapped good shots no matter which team was throwing- great sportsmanship boys!!
The pictures are a bit yellow- due to the lighting in the hall but hopefully you will see how much the boys enjoyed this new sport.
Playing the team from Anna Ritchie School
Target practice before we started the matches.
Grant with the boys. Its thanks to Grant that we have had access to all the sporting activities this school year.
On 6th February we went along to the Westburn Centre to learn how to play table tennis and tennis.
Thanks to the wonderful coaches the boys had a lovely time and all improved their hand eye coordination trying to hit the ball!! The improvement over the session was amazing to see!!!
Next sport we’re going to try is curling on 23rd March- we are all excited about this and have been watching clips from the Winter Olympics to see how its done.
Having a game of table tennis.
Practicing throwing and catching the tennis ball.
Bouncing the table tennis ball on the bat takes lots of concentration.
Today we celebrated Burns day in the Link Room. We had a mini Burns Supper at snack time and most of the boys enjoyed haggis, neeps and tatties followed by shortbread, washed down by Irn Bru.
We watched a short story about the life of Burns, listened to bagpipe music and rounded off the celebration with Auld Lang Syne.
Auld Lang Syne
Haggis Neeps and tatties
Ready to eat
To end the term the boys invited their parents to join them for a social lunch. A great time was had by all with lots to eat and a chocolate fondue to end. The boys treated their parents to some Christmas songs . Have a lovely holiday and see you on 8th January 2018.
A whole marshmallow from the chocolate fondue in the mouth!.
Enjoying the food.
Singing Christmas songs.
Waiting for parents to come.
All laid out ready to start
The boys had a great morning tubing and ski-ing at Aberdeen Snowsports on Wednesday Morning.
You can see the enjoyment on their faces.
Down the slope in a threesome
This is great fun
At the top of the slope-
Listening to Bob
We are so excited about this!!
Practicing walking on skis