Kayak kids make a splash on canal

041012 Linlithgow ps take part in kayaking on the union canal.

041012 Linlithgow ps take part in kayaking on the union canal.

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KAYAKING on the canal is now part of the school week for primary school youngsters from Linlithgow.

After the success of this summer’s Linlithgow Games, the PE team for the local schools cluster has branched out into a variety of new sports to keep the momentum going.

Inspired by London 2012, PE specialist Lesley Malone made links with Kristina Medovcikova, SCA development coach for sprint kayaking and her team of potential champion sprint kayakers Rhonwyn Smith and Lewis Fletcher, both of whom are members of Team GB 2012.

Lesley said: “Kayaking is now a very exciting new addition to the PE programme at Linlithgow Primary School, together with swimming and handball thanks to Linlithgow Academy opening their doors and sharing their facilities.”