Benchball comes to Linlithgow

080213 Linlithgow catchment primary schools bench ball festival at lgow ps.
080213 Linlithgow catchment primary schools bench ball festival at lgow ps.

DIFFERENT sports are being 
introduced to local primary 
children in a bid to get them 
excited about exercise.

A Benchball Festival for P3 pupils was held last week at Linlithgow Primary School and teams from St Joseph’s, Low Port, Springfield, and Linlithgow 
Primary fought it out for medals. The event started with an aerobic warmup, followed by games where every child was playing for the first time in a competitive game situation, representing their school.

PE specialist Lesley Malone said: “The children were very 
excited and loved playing, 
watching their classmates and socialising with children from other schools in the cluster. With a strong emphasis on sportsmanship and fair play in every school, who each provided four teams, medals were awarded from first to fourth place.”

For the first time, games were officiated by Linlithgow P7 pupils who did an excellent job of umpiring and scorekeeping. Pupils from Linlithgow Bridge, Bridgend and Winchburgh will compete for Benchball glory in a few weeks time at Winchburgh Primary.

Report by Irene MacKinnon

Pictures by: Gordon McBrearty (Ref. L130614)