Football Fever - 20/02/12
For two days in the Spring Term ten pupils from the primary phase of the school travelled to the secondary site to join their Y7 friends in the sports hall for Football Fever - a soccer skills development programme designed to give the youngsters an opportunity to improve their individual skills such as heading, controlling and shooting the ball and to develop team skills such as passing, marking and defending. Whilst some showed a lot of promise it is clear there is still work to be done and I hope to offer some follow on sessions during the summer term. In the mornings the work focussed on the individual skills with a much needed refreshment break mid -morning. After a lunch, during which all the children mingled with ease, and behaved impeccably, it was on to the game situation with a small sided tournament between the teams. Even though many had mastered the basic skills, most found it extremely difficult to put these into practise in a game and there were soon some very tired children. Overall the red team came out winners with the best of the 3 games and special mention must go to James (Y6) who was as good in goal as he was as a forward and to Matthew (Y3), Corrigan (Y7) and Layla (Y2) who showed dogged determination throughout the days.