Children try out handballPosted: 14th June 2019
Professional sports people are helping a school to introduce pupils to new activities.
Magna Carta Primary Academy has given pupils a taster of handball with a coach from the English Handball Association.
Headteacher Marios Solomonides is keen to expand the horizons of his pupils, welcoming in parents and other contacts keen to share their expertise to benefit the school.
He said: “The taster sessions were intended to teach our pupils a fun way to keep fit. Handball is a fast paced, energetic and fun sport suitable for all abilities. It is about the development of the whole child and the main purpose is to see children develop into confident athletes. Handball is a good way to learn how to work in a team, as well as promoting speed and co-ordination. It is a great team sport with many transferable skills which helps to promote co-ordination, speed, agility and fitness.
“Taster sessions run by professionals in their sport are a great way of introducing children to the array of sports there are out there. We don't want them to think their choices are limited to the sports they see on the TV.
“If sportsmen and women would like to run taster sessions for our pupils, we are always happy to hear from them.”