We had a very energetic last session before the half term break with lots of fun running games.
We started with a game of tag to warm up before a game of Rob the Nest. This is a favourite game where the group break in to teams in the four corners of the hall. The game starts with all the balls in a hoop in the centre of the hall. One player from each team goes at the same time to get a ball from the centre. Then the next player and so on but once all the balls have gone from the centre that hoop is removed and they start robbing the balls from each others nests. The idea of the game being to end up with the most balls in your nest when the time is up. It is a game with a lot of running but also a lot of strategy so brains as well as stamina are required.
After a well deserved drinks break it was time for a new game - Shark Attack. It sounds horrific but was actually quite simple and a lot of fun. A ship is marked out in the middle of the hall with four mats representing islands. All the kids are aboard the ship at the start of the game with one exception - the Shark who is waiting to catch anyone falling overboard. But then tradgedy strikes and the ship sinks (when the coach calls out) so all the passengers have to get to land before getting caught by the hungry shark.
After a snack break the last game we played was Benchball so more running but teamwork and passing as well. Over all it was a very energetic session which was great as we had a really good turn out. We also had a second group of students with us from Harlow College filming a promotional video to help publicise the club for the Essex Local Offers website so we look forward to seeing the end result
At the end of the session the coaches awarded the Star of the Week to one of our newest and most enthusiastic members. It was his birthday so his winning smile was ever present throughout the session and the energy he brought to all the games was great to see. A very well done and we hope he had a lovely birthday!
Just a reminder that as it is half term there is no club this coming Saturday (18th) but we will be back as usual on the 25th. See you all then
Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.