Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Brilliant game of Boccia.

As part of Olympic week, 5E got the opportunity to practise the paralympic sport of Boccia (pronounced Bot-cha). Athletes throw or use a ramp to propel a ball onto the court with the aim of getting closest to the "jack" ball. Team GB won a gold medal for this paralympic sport in Beiing in 2008. It is a game that requires great skill and concentration as seen from the photographs taken throughout the class competition.

Pupils sat on chairs to experience what it is like for the wheelchair olympians. Bethany devised the "Cuthbertson" throw which involved using your non writing hand to guide the ball nearer to the jack. Mrs Fieldgate and Mr Edmunds were impressed with how the children  embraced the Olympic values we have been focussing on during the term.  Nathan and George deserve a special mention as they proved themselves to be very talented players of the game. Each Boccia game proved to be very exciting and the competition between the teams extremely fierce as can be seen when it came to measuring how far the balls were away from the jack. 5E wish Team GB Boccia paralympians all the very best for the London 2012 games.

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