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KS2 Boccia Festival

posted 27 Jan 2016, 02:42 by J Tee

On Tuesday 26th January, 3 teams of Boccia players travelled to Stocksbridge High School for their festival. Boccia is an aiming and throwing game related to bowls.  Anyone can play boccia and it is a sport that could be set up easily at home. All you need is some space, some tape to mark out the court and the boccia balls, which are easy to purchase. Boccia is a sport for all but the lesser-known Paralympic sport sees wheelchair athletes throw balls with the aim of getting them as close as possible to the jack. The sport has became an instant success since the London Paralympic games and is played in schools across the country.

All the players thoroughly enjoyed representing Stocksbridge Junior School, with team 2 finishing in 3rd place, team 1 finishing 2nd and team 3 finishing 1st.  Well done to everybody who took part! The teams: Finn, Alasdair, Chloe, Blythe, Nathan, Kayleigh, Michael, Jaila, Harrison, Alisha, Amelia and Alfie. A special mention also for Alasdair’s brothers, who went along to watch but also ended up playing, helping the teams win extra points. Mr Tee and Miss Madeley were so proud of the children who behaved and performed impeccably.

A big thank you to all the parents who came to support our Stocksbridge superstars!