Boccia Taster Day June 2018
June 20, 2018
On Tuesday 5th June 2018, 13 pupils from both Mid and West Quadrants attended a session run by the Physical and Neurological Impairment Specialist Teaching Team at Cressing Primary School.
The aim of the session was to introduce everyone to the sport of Boccia.
Boccia is a fully accessible target game, where participants must be seated and aim their red or blue balls at a Jack (white) ball. It requires precision, a range of throws and teamwork.
First the students were taught the areas of the court and played a game to help them remember this.
Next they completed a circuit of activities that were designed to help make their throws more precise and helped to build their skills with the different throwing techniques.
After that came the free for all that is the very popular ‘Battle of the Towers’. In this game, the students work as a team to knock down as many towers as possible before the other team can do the same. There are BIG points awarded to the team who can knock down the Mega Tower.
Finally the students were able to play a few games of Boccia. It was very tense at times, with the Umpire having to measure the distances very carefully.
All the students and adults had a fantastic experience (see the smiles below!). One student said “That was so much fun. It was the best day ever!”
A huge ‘Thank you’ to everyone who made the morning a success, especially the staff and students of Cressing Primary, for the loan of their equipment and their school hall.