We had our first really fabulous day of the year in terms of weather this Saturday so it was great to get outside and enjoy the sun. The session started with some warm games including a gentle jog around the playground, some games of What's the Time Mr Wolf? and finally some parachute games. As you can see in the photos below it is a colourful and fun activity and the kids love it.
Once the warm ups were complete it was in to our main sport of the day which was Golf, or more specifically putting. The coaches laid out markers as Tees, cones to show alleys in which to put through with a hoop at the end of each that acted as the hole / target. The kids loved it as it was a test of not just hitting the ball in the right direction but also getting the pace of the ball correct. Hit it too hard and it would go flying past, not enough and it would not reach or bounce back off the rim of the hoop. Like any game of golf there was frustration and joy in equal measure.
After a short drinks break it was back to the putting and some games that the coaches had come up with. Firstly a number of cones were scattered around the playground and the kids had to collect as many as possible by hitting them when putting. Alexander won that game by collecting 9 cones. Then the game was switched to using the numbered yellow cones and the kids worked in pairs. The highest score won so hitting a cone with a higher value on it was the key. This game was won by the partnership of Daisy and Phoebe.
We finished off the session back in the hall with some games of Boccia. The group split in to the red and blue team with each aiming to get as many of their coloured balls in to the hoop of the same colour.
Our star of the week award winner this week was Daisy for her excellent work in the Golf and the Boccia. A very well done Daisy (pictured to the left with Ollie)
Next Saturday is the last of the spring term so dont miss out, especially as there may be a visit from the Easter Bunny!
See you there!
Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.