At the end of our Olympic afternoon, Gold, Silver and Bronze medals were awarded to three children in every class and ‘country’. As each winner was announced, Lesley Nicholson, our honorary guest, gave pupils their medals before they took their pride of place on the ‘podium’.
It was also a chance to say goodbye to people who are moving on from Sanderson’s Wynd and Tranent; Lesley is leaving her post as Active Schools Coordinator to take up the role of Club Golf East Coast Regional manager in July with Scottish Golf, Heather Williams DHT will leave to take up her new post as Head Teacher of Elphinstone Primary in August and Catherine Parcell, P3 teacher and Moira Copeland, classroom assistant will both be retiring at the end of term. The parents and pupils took the opportunity to present them with flowers and gifts, and to wish them well in their future.
Father and son (Mr Walker and Brody P5T) played bagpipes and drums, to kick start our Olympic Sports with a rousing march. In our opening ceremony, they led P1-7 and Hub pupils around our playing fields. Each class represented a country taking part in the 2012 Olympics and the pupils came dressed in sports clothes in the colour of their flag.
It was a very lively and colourful start to an enjoyable and relaxed family day. The pupils experienced a wide range of competitive sports, including the paralympic sport, Boccia.
We stopped for a picnic lunch with our families, before finishing off the day with our closing ceremony to award medals to the three best athletes in each class.
Olympic Sports Day: The Opening Ceremony on PhotoPeach
A great day was had by pupils, staff, friends and families at the SWPS World In Union Storyline finish. We hope you enjoy these photos of the opening ceremony. Watch this space for more images.
World In Union at SWPS on PhotoPeach
Sanderson’s Wynd’s Paralympic week started off with a very lively and fun torch parade. The Hub children passed around their Paralympic torch from one pupil to another. We used a torch made by P4M for the main school torch parade in December (12/12/12). All Hub children from the Green, Red and Blue classes took part in this important event. The main school pupils looked on and cheered the Hub children as they carried the torch to the next waiting person.
We were delighted to also have the 2012 Paralympic torch for this occasion! A big thanks goes to parent, Brian Fraser, who managed to organise and coordinate the torch arrival to coincide with our Paralympic torch parade. The timing couldn’t have been better! After the parade, all the classes got a chance to hold and look at this magnificent, silver, Paralympic torch and we all felt very lucky to have this special privilege. Please look at the slideshare below of our happy torch parade which was the start of an active and busy week for Hub pupils.
Pupils at Sanderson’s Wynd Primary school are celebrating Children in Need day on Friday 18.11.11. They have dressed up in their pyjamas, brought along their cuddly teddies and will have a bake sale at break time! Have a look at our photos!