After six months away from doing my thing - it was an amazing feeling to be back on the school playgrounds this week visiting two new schools that I’ve never worked with before.
There was a real buzz around the classes as I met the children for the first time that I was going to be coaching this half term.
We started off the new school year firstly with some lovely sunny weather so it was great to be able to stay outdoors and take advantage of this. You could just tell as they ran around with their hockey sticks in their hand focusing on the ball that it was a huge relief to be back out their with their classmates. The enjoyment and excitement was kicking in. Kids with a “can do” attitude with real skill and enthusiasm!
This half term I’m working at Banks Road Infants with Year 1 and 2 and then later in the week with Year 3’s at Claremont Primary.
With everything that’s been going on over the last six months - three things that really struck home with me:-
- Kids still have a huge appetite for sport!
- There’s still a keenness for youngsters to learn!
- Commitment and dedication from the schools teaching staff and management is stronger than I’ve ever seen!
“They have been thrown a real curve ball, but boy are they battling back!”
And you can certainly feel the drive as everyone is determined to get back to some sort of normality.
Keep up the great work everyone.