Fun at The Glasgow Youth Games, Emirates Arena

May 13th, 2015

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Published in Primary 4/5

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Primary 4 were invited to take part in the Glasgow Youth Games today at The Emirates Arena. The children had a choice of sports before the event and opted for taster sessions of Basketball, Netball and Badminton. This was particularly exciting for us because we learned about the Commonwealth Games in Primary 3 and today was the first chance for many of us to visit a Commonwealth Games venue.

Along with lots of other schools, we learned to play Netball with the Glasgow Wildcats Netball Team and Coaches.
We learned that you need to have fast feet and good hand-eye coordination and that effective teamwork is essential in the game of Netball. We really enjoyed trying to beat our personal best times on the foot work tasks, shooting and playing mini Netball matches.

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Next, we took to the Badminton court where coaches from Glasgow Life taught us about working alone and in pairs to keep the shuttlecock in the air. We had a go at playing Badminton and we really enjoyed working on fitness to make sure we have the skills and the speed needed to be brilliant Badminton players.

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Finally, we had the chance to develop our passing, ball dribbing and team work skills on Basketball Court 1. We were really excited about this because lots of us would like to be part of Miss McGraw’s famous St Stephen’s Basketball Club next year. We showed good listening skills, followed the instructions well and worked together to shoot some hoops.

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What the children thought:

“I didn’t know that the best way to hold a basketball was to make a ‘w’ shape with your hands- it made it a lot easier for me. The basketball session was my favourite.” Adam

“I enjoyed the Netball part. I found out that you are not allowed to run with the ball in your hands. It was really good fun.” Mia Rose

“The Badminton was good. They taught us how to become fitter and faster and to look carefully at the shuttlecock to help us keep it in the air.” Prince

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