Youngsters find cure for Rugby World Cup fever in Spalding

Year Three and Four pupils from Gedney Hill and Shepeau Stow Primary Schools.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
Year Three and Four pupils from Gedney Hill and Shepeau Stow Primary Schools. Photo by Tim Wilson.
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Youngsters from primary schools throughout South Holland and Bourne put their interest in Rugby World Cup 2015 to good use at Spalding Grammar School on Tuesday.

A tag rugby festival for Year Three and Four pupils brought more than 200 children from 15 schools to Spalding where, upon arrival, they were split into mixed teams before having 90 minutes of coaching from Year 10 students from Spalding Grammar School.

It was followed by four games of tag rugby where teams had a chance to practice their newly formed skills and experience some competition.

Clive Green, PE co-ordinator at Holbeach Primary Academy, said: “The tag rugby festival was held in lovely weather and the children really enjoyed the event. 

“It was nice to take some children who have never done sports events before to a very successful event, so well done to everyone involved.”

Clare Ladley, PE teacher at Bourne Abbey Primary Academy, said: “We were thoroughly impressed with the level of organisation and the fantastic attitude of the Year 10 students who led the sessions.

Youngsters practice their ball-handling skills at Memorial Field where sports leaders from Spalding Grammar School led a tag rugby festival for Year Three and Four pupils.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Youngsters practice their ball-handling skills at Memorial Field where sports leaders from Spalding Grammar School led a tag rugby festival for Year Three and Four pupils. Photo by Tim Wilson.

“We would like to say many thanks to them for all their hard work as it really was appreciated by our staff and children.”

Rupert Gibson, school games organiser for Agilitas Sports which runs the Sainsbury’s School Games, said: “It was great to see so many pupils taking part and enjoying sport.

“As well as having lots of fun, the pupils displayed many of the values that the Sainsbury’s School Games tries to develop in young people like honesty, respect, passion, determination, teamwork and self-belief.

“It was great to see so many pupils taking part and enjoying sport which I hope may lead to these children playing some more sport.

We were thoroughly impressed with the level of organisation and the fantastic attitude of the Year 10 students who led the sessions

Clare Ladley, PE teacher, Bourne Abbey Primary Academy

“Who knows if some of them may want to take the next step and join a sports club?”

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