by Scott Goodacre

On Tuesday we welcomed 121 students from Lindley Junior School who visited to learn about Gaelic football from HNC students who are completing their Foundation Coaching Award in Gaelic football.

After being introduced to the Sports students who would be looking after them for the day, they were then shown the basics of Gaelic football and given the chance to practice in small groups.

As you can see the weather wasn’t the usual May heatwave we’re used to at this time of the year, but thankfully the rain held out and the students had a fantastic day playing their new favourite game.

Today it was the turn of Moorlands Primary School, who sent 90 students from three year groups for their turn on the College 3G pitch.

This time the event was organised by BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport students as part of their coursework (Unit 23 – Organising A Sports Event). The students were divided into small groups and given a country to represent.

The morning session was taken up by mini-games such as an egg and spoon race and bean bag throwing, before the groups came up with their own unique obstacle courses in the afternoon.

The final activity of the day was a kick rounders tournament, with each team playing two games to determine the champions. After a series of hotly contested matches, teams representing USA – who started a chant of ‘USA’ in celebration – and Russia were crowned joint winners.

Every student left with a certificate to mark their involvement in the day, and hopefully we’ll see them all again when we enrol them into college in five years!