Michael McPherson




With the up and down weather that made up most of the month of February; it is here and gone already! The Elementary students were working on ball and paddle skills at the lower levels and the Grade 4, 5, and 6 students got to try their hand at the game of badminton. During the beginning of March, the elementary students will be looking at various aspects of movement as it relates to different genres of music and dance.

The Grade 8 students spent the month of February learning the various serves and shot making skills that make up the game of Doubles Badminton. They worked on each one with a partner to get ready for the tournament that was conducted at the end of the unit. Through their participation, the students were able to learn the start up, procedures, boundaries, and rules associated with Doubles Badminton. Once tournament play has been completed; the students will embark on some Dance Outcomes prior to March Break or move on to a Volleyball Unit. This will be dependent upon when the Grade 7 students are ready to start their Badminton Unit.

The Junior High Athletics are starting to wind down; with the Junior Girls Basketball season coming to a close on the weekend of February 22nd and 23rd at the End of Season Tournament hosted by West Pictou. The Junior Boys Basketball Team will be attending the Regional Tournament which is being hosted in Canso on March 5th. The Junior High Hockey Team just completed their season as well. We were also able to send a group of boys to the 3 on 3 tournament which was held at the Ivor MacDonald Rink in Thorburn on February 19th. We are hoping to assemble a group of Junior High Students to participate in the Badminton Districts later on in the month of March.

This is all that I have to report for now. Enjoy the tail end of Winter and please bring on Spring!!

Mr. McPherson

P - 8 Physical Education