Today we received some fabulous news from Theo's brother Max. He attends Bancroft's Prep School in Woodford and recently they held an activity day to raise money for four very different good causes. He had put Epping Forest Sportability Club forward as one of the recipients and we were lucky enough to be selected. Max and his fellow pupils ran stalls throughout the event raising money and Max told us his stall had a "Guess the weight of the Giant Tortoise" event as well a ferret obstacle course. Obviously Max has some very interesting pets! Anyway, we were blown away by the amount of money they raised for us - an amount that secures us well in to 2016 and possibly beyond. Therefore a massive round of thanks to Max and everyone at Bancroft's Prep School
This week our main sport was Touch Rugby with skill sessions practicing ball control followed by some games. We tried to keep it at a walking pace to start with especially as it was so hot, but some couldn't help running for the try line. After a break we went indoors to play three tee cricket. Our star this week was Ryan P so well done to him!
The main sport this week was Basketball so you never know we could have a budding all star player in our mists! The session started off with some team games based around cones. The group split in to two teams and played a game of Domes & Cones where one team tried to turn as many cones in to domes and the other team did the opposite turning domes in to cones, basically turning cones upside down faster than the other team. Quite a battle ensued and after Sophie's team won we played a different game. This game was to collect as many cones of the same colour, that had been called out, with the team with the most cones at the end of the game being the winner - Sophie's team again!
This then led in to our main sport of the week Basketball. A series of ball control drills was led by coach Alan with the group still split in two. Each drill was a little more complicated than the last but by the end ball control and passing had been practiced thoroughly.
We then split in to three teams for a series of games which were fiercely contested and great fun.
And last but certainly not least our Star of the Week this week was Zakaa who took part really well and showed real enthusiasm! Here is our star with a few of his best friends
Hockey was the main sport we played this week and Charlotte was the Star of the Week again!
We had a very good attendance level which was great to see and they all practiced their stick skills and ball control at hockey before taking part in some shooting practice (one vs one). After a short break they put their skills to use in a series of short games which were fiercely contested. After another short break the day ended with some Dodgeball.
And here is our Star of the Week Charlotte with her friends Zakaa and Jenny along with coach Alan
A great start to the new half-term as the Sun came out and we welcomed two new young helpers, Georgia and Sophie, who will hopefully fill Jess's shoes when she goes off to University. In a fun packed session we managed to fit in Tennis (king of the court game), Football (skills and game), basketball and bench ball. At the end of the session Lesley was voted our start of the week - great effort Lesley!
Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.