Primary School Hockey Players Say 'Hello To Hockey'
On Saturday 13 May, Princethorpe College hosted its popular annual ‘Say Hello to Hockey’ taster session.
Despite the decidedly cold temperatures, the weather stayed dry and nearly 50 Year 4 and 5 pupils, from surrounding primary schools, enjoyed a fun introduction to this exciting field game.
Rotating through different training drills, the children learned about the key skills of dribbling, passing, tackling and shooting. They quickly got to grips with the fast-paced sport. After a quick pit-stop the children then took part in a mini-tournament in front of a crowd of enthusiastic parents, it was great to see their new hockey skills being used so effectively.
Princethorpe College Games Teacher, Rachael Mack, was impressed at how well the children took to the sport commenting, “Some children were nervous at the beginning, having never been to Princethorpe or ever held a hockey stick before but everyone soon settled, and they were all chatting like old friends by the end of the morning. They progressed enormously and the standard of hockey played in the mini-tournament was really very good.”
At the end of the session, Princethorpe’s Headmaster, Grove du Toit, spoke to the children and their parents before everyone was sent on their way clutching a legendary Princethorpe cookie.
A big thank you to all the staff and Sixth Formers who gave up their morning to run the event.