Primary School Games Inclusive Boccia Tournament - Thursday 24 October
Today I was a Sports Leader at the Primary School Games Inclusive Boccia Tournament held at Sponne. Boccia is a precision ball sport, a bit like indoor bowls but played from sitting in a chair as it is for athletes with disabilities. It has been in the Paralympics since 1984.
It was super fun as we got to help out the young children. At the end of the school day we went down to the P.E. office and got given a T-shirt by Mrs Black which said “Sports Leader” on them. In the sports hall we got taught how to score and play the game before all the schools arrived. After our quick game, we were given our courts to umpire and our score sheets.
As the schools started to arrive, we helped them to practise and then we all got ready to start the competition. The children were very excited about playing, it was lovely to see a whole mix of children with, and without disabilities because this was an Inclusive Tournament, something we learned about at our Leaders Conference last week.
When the games started we all broke off into pairs, and then started to play the 1st end. After we had finished all our games, we went onto the semi-finals and the finals.
This year there were two prizes: Medals for the overall competition winners overall and certificates and badges celebrating self-belief, determination and passion for the school that got the highest in each of these areas, which were voted for by The Sports Leaders.
At the end of the tournament we all packed up together before we left...Mrs Black said clearing away is a very important part of Leadership!!
I really enjoyed today because, it was super fun and we got to help the young children play Boccia.
By Scarlett Wheeler