Wednesday 6th October
Year 4 netball v Truro High School
‘It wasn’t about how good the children are, it was about developing skills, knowledge and confidence.’
It was fantastic to take all the Year 4 girls to Truro High School for their first netball fixture of the season. This was a special occasion – for most of them, it was their first experience of playing a netball match.
Our excited netballers were divided into three teams of five players, each playing several matches against the different Truro High School teams.
We followed England Netball’s relatively straightforward format of ‘Bee netball’, which keeps court areas simple and contact time with the ball high. The best thing was that the children rotated their playing positions after each game, allowing them to experience different playing positions on court.
If you asked the children, they might say that the nicest thing about the afternoon was the chocolate muffin at the end – but for me, it was the fact that the afternoon was all about playing together, fairness and inclusion. It wasn’t about how good the children are, it was about developing skills, knowledge and confidence.