With the British and Irish Lions winning on tour against the Crusaders in NZ we had some Rugby fun of our own in the summer sun at Oak View School. The whole session took place on the school field which was lovely for those out those out there - not so much for me stuck on my own on reception. That meant I was unable to witness all the fun so the following blog may be brief this week but hopefully it covers all the different games played.
So after a warm up game of Tag played on the field it was straight in to the Rugby and as usual the session started with some basics and built up through the morning culminating in a game after the break. First up was passing the rugby ball in pairs. This was followed by some ball movement, still in pairs, by standing back to back and passing around the body or over and under.
Next up was a game where everyone stood in a circle and the person with the ball would pick someone to pass to. They would run up close to the person and pass the ball to them before taking their place in the circle and so on.
The next game was also in the circle but this time the person would run around the outside of the circle and back to their starting place and try to do it before everyone else could pass the ball around the inside of the circle. So run faster than the ball can be passed around.
The last game before a break was a game of Hunter. Again in pairs with a Hunter and the one being Hunted. The one being hunted runs to the balls, picks one up and tries to get back to the base (the hoop in the pictures) before being tagged. The Hunter has to run around a cone then go after their target and grab a tag off their belt before they get home with the ball. It is a fast and furious game and by switching pairs we try and get everyone to play against various opponents of the same ability as both Hunter and Hunted
Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.