Throughout the day on Monday 21st October, Ian from Wingerworth Fencing Club came in to give us a taster session as to what fencing is all about. Every child in the school had the opportunity to participate in this event where they got to wear proper gear, learnt how to stand, how to approach their opponent and how to hit their target properly. They had a few games in their half an hour sessions and the children were very excited by this opportunity that they received.
On Thursday 17th October, 14 Y3 and Y4 went to Hasland Hall to show off the new skills they learnt with John Nash the previous week and develop some more. The children went geared up with their shin pads and gum shields and learnt how to defend, pass, shoot and attack. The children were really engaged with all aspects of the sport and won 7 passion tokens! John teaches on a Wednesday night at St.Mary's Secondary School at 6pm for anyone wishing to further develop their skills.
We were lucky to receive some fantastic training from John Nash at Chesterfield Hockey Club on the morning of Wednesday 9th October. We learnt how to hold a proper hockey stock, dribble the ball, have control of the ball when moving, passing and stopping correctly by using the stick. All the children had a brilliant time and many were interested in joining the club. Our skills developed quickly through teaching of skills through games. We would like to thank John for his time this morning.
On Monday 7th October, after school, 14 year 5 and 6s embarked on a journey in the minibus to Dronfield Henry Fanshawe. We entered an event called Racketfest, where we learnt skills to do with badminton, tennis and table tennis. Within each sport there were four activities that we rotated round. Activities such as hand eye coordination work, aiming, passing, bouncing, competing, keeping active and many more. All the children that I was lucky enough to take along joined in brilliantly and ended up receiving 7 determination tokens and 13 self-belief tokens.