The good weather meant that we could get out on to Oak View’s sports field this week at Epping Forest Sportability Club. After the usual warm up of stretches and exercises it was straight in to some Athletics with some running and sprinting. From there the races continued but this time with some obstacles to navigate along the way such as going through hoops. We finished off the running with some lap races around the track
After that it was time for some Turbo Javelin throwing. Don’t worry these aren’t the real long, lethal, metal type but rather a colourful plastic version suitable for kids. Lastly, before the kids had a well-deserved break there was time for some Parachute games which brought in some team work to the proceedings as they had to work together to balance the ball.
After the break it was time for something new at EFSC as we tried out some Orienteering. The idea, map templates and signs all came from the wonderful staff at Oak View School. We laid out various coloured cones on the field in a pre-arranged grid but then the maps the kids used were all different meaning each child had to work out their own individual route. It was certainly different from other sports we had done before and meant the kids “grey matter” got a bit of exercise as well as their feet. All in all it was a great success and the kids loved it.
After another short break we finished off with a quick game of football and they played a lot better than Ronaldo! At the end of the session the coaches decided that Kerrie was our star of the week so very well done to Kerrie.
IMPORTANT NOTE: There is no Sportability Club next Saturday but we are back on Saturday 23rd July for one final session before the summer break so see you all then!
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Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.