Last month, the London Scottish Schools and Community programme was working with pupils and staff at St Mary’s Primary School by running PE Inspire Days across all three sites.
Community Development Manager Ross Peacock and his team delivered sessions to pupils aged 4-11 across the Infant, Middle and Junior sites.
The sessions were delivered over three Fridays during school hours starting at 9am and finishing at the end of the school day around 3pm ensuring that each pupil received coaching time and were inspired by the London Scottish coaches and the great game of rugby.
Deputy Headteacher Tom Holmes said: “It was a very worthwhile use of PE Premium money that fitted in under our objective to Inspire children to play different sports and give them a pathway.”
Community Development Manager Ross Peacock said: “It's great to be involved with a running days like these.
“You very rarely get the chance to coach all year groups in a school due to time restraints so it was great that we managed to coach each year group and raise awareness of the game of rugby.
“The sessions were extremely enjoyable for everyone involved and I very much hope that we can continue to work with everyone at St Mary's Primary School in the near future.”
We caught up with a few pupils at the end of the day. See below.
“It was excellent because of all the running around” – Bee
“Best games lesson yet because of all the games we played” – Sara
“Really fun and exciting passing the rugby ball” (full-size!) – Alice
“I loved the coaches who taught us new things like running into a space, passing and having our hands in a target to catch the ball” – Max
“I liked being able to do so many different things with the ball” – Ksenia
If you are interested in receiving further information about the London Scottish Schools and Community programme please contact Community Development Manager Ross Peacock on firstname.lastname@example.org.