We had another great turnout this week and it was good to Jessica back, who we have not seen for quite a while. Her father informed me that she has been busy with the Chicken Shed theatre recently which sounds fascinating but it was great to see her back and hopefully she will be able to come more regularly in the coming weeks.
Our session this week started with a number of games based around agility. The first game was called Domes + Dishes which uses plastic cones. The group was split in to teams and the aim of the game is to get more cones facing your way than the other team. Therefore, one team will want them all facing up and the other facing down. So a game of agility, strategy and teamwork. The next game was called Head + Catch but it is not as obvious as it sounds. The group were divided in to a number of circles. One member is in charge in the middle of each circle and they throw the ball to each member in turn. As they do they shout for the person to head or catch the ball BUT they have to do the opposite. So if the call is to catch the ball they should head it back to the person in the middle and if the shout is to head the ball then they should catch it and pass it back. So not only a game of agility doing catching, heading and throwing but also one of great concentration to do the opposite of what you are being asked to do. The last agility games was Rob the Nest which is a favourite game at the club. Again the kids are split in to teams and each team has a nest, the aim being to steal balls and bean bags from other teams nests and bring them back to your own. Obvously while your team is robbing other nests the other teams could be robbing yours! A game of speed, agility and strategy as you can imagine.
After a drinks break the fun continued with some basketball games. As you can see a good level of participation from all the children. At the end of the session the coaches awarded the Star of the Week to Zakaa so very well done to him!
Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.