Our last week before the half term break saw a low turnout as many members and staff were away already but despite that those that were there enjoyed some great fun. We played table tennis for the first time in a long while, skittles and boccia. As you can see from the photos below it was a relaxed fun day rounded off with a game of Basketball. Ray and Alan decided that Anand was Star of the Week so congratulations to Anand!
DO NOT FORGET - as it is now Half Term there is no club this week but back as usual on Sat 7th Nov!
We had a very busy session on Saturday with a variety of activities for the children to try out. As you can see in the many photos below there was basketball skills, hockey shooting, throwing games, balancing beam and climbing apparatus. The children rotated around the different games and were extremely active.
After a break it was time for some team games with games of Dodgeball and the Basketball. The dodgeball looked very frenetic and a lot of fun! The basketball was competitive with Charlotte getting the final basket with the very last throw. The coaches decided that all the kids did very well but awarded the Star of the Week to Charlotte - well done Charlotte!
The main part of this week's session was dedicated to hockey. Unfortunately there are not too many photos this week as the parents, carers and staff were busy with the Annual General Meeting but the children were kept busy and they all had a great time. Ray led the session with the assistance of Georgia, Sophie and Ciara. They started with warm up games including one called Cups and Saucers that included running and teamwork. Once warmed up it was on to Hockey starting with some practice drills to improve stick skills and ball control. Then it was on to some one vs. one games before finishing off with team games / matches. The last sport played was a game of benchball which is a great team work game involving throwing and catching, with a small amount of running too.
The coaches decided that Thomas was the Star of the Week for his enthusiasm and effort - well done Thomas!
As for the AGM, many thanks to those parents and carers that took the time to attend. Your input was much appreciated and very valuable. I hope you all agree that it was very productive.
Firstly apologies for the very late post this week but I was waiting to find out who was the star of the week last Saturday, as I had to leave early so missed that bit. More of that later but first a reminder that tomorrow is our club's AGM where we ask as many parents and carers to come along for an hour to discuss with us how the club is going and to talk about future plans. Please make every effort to attend - we will start at about 10:15 once the kids session is underway.
Back to last Saturday which was quiet in comparison to previous weeks with less than ten children turning up. That said we got through quite a lot of skills work. They started with Basketball practicing dribbling, shooting and general ball control. Next was a game of Rob the Nest which got them running around and working in teams. After a break we then moved on to activities based around aiming and throwing. First was a game with bean bags where in each round the children were asked to throw the bags in to particular hoops from a sitting position. There were three hoops in all being near; middle and far. Therefore in one round it may be two in the near hoop and one in the far where as another round may be one in each. The last game was Boccia with two teams, at either end of the hall, aiming to get closest to the centre of the large target. This highlighted the need for ball control making sure the speed of the throw as well as the direction were spot on!
At the end of the session the coaches all decided that the Star of the Week was Kerrie - well done!
Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.