Newton Abbot College welcomed nearly 350 primary school pupils on 2 & 3 October to participate in a series of High Five Netball Festivals.
Pupils from nine local primary schools enjoyed a carousel of activities, focusing on key netball skills including passing, footwork and shooting. High Five Netball is a hugely popular entry level version of the game that is designed especially for pupils aged 9-11. Mixed teams and position rotation during games ensures that young players experience a range of court positions and makes for more adaptable players as they get older.
The sessions ran incredibly smoothly, with Newton Abbot College Sports Leaders taking responsibility for the running of the day.
PE teacher, Mr Patchett, said of the event: “It was brilliant to have nearly 350 students visiting the College over the course of the two days. The student leaders from the College were extremely helpful, ensuring that our primary schools visitors had fun, were engaged and improved their skills throughout the course of their day. Our visitors showed great enthusiasm and energy for every task, working brilliantly with the College’s young leaders. This is just the beginning of a series of primary events to be held at Newton Abbot College and we look forward to welcoming lots of faces throughout the course of the academic year.”
This is just the beginning of a series of primary events to be held at Newton Abbot College and we look forward to welcoming lots of faces throughout the course of the academic year.Ian Patchett, Teacher of PE