Lyng Hockey tournament
Lyng Hockey Tournament
This was the deferred event from the previous week which had been due to take part at Fakenham Junior School, Lyng is a small Primary school between Fakenham and Norwich. Unfortunately 2 schools, with 2 teams each, had dropped out leaving ourselves and Lyng with 2 teams each, 4 on the playing and 2 rotating after each game. Given that it was a Quicksticks event and we had played in one earlier in the year and the rules were the same etc. We were a little surprised when it was played on the playground that had quite a gradient, with plastic sticks and a light weight ball!
The children were rather bemused but thought, OK we are here now. It proved to be lots of fun, especially the warm up activity, Steady, Go, No which I have included in my PE lessons, they adapted well with both the equipment and gradient.
The tournament was divided into 2 rounds so that everyone played each other twice then each team had the advantage of the downhill slope. However the weather deteriorated and it rained which caused the ball to go in every direction, which caused some laughs and frustration.
The children were very sporting, mixing well, supporting everyone and enjoyed the experience immensely, finishing first and second which was pleased them.