We were delighted to run our first ever school wallball festival last Friday at Chobham Academy in East London. With its newly marked courts Chobham was a perfect host school for what turned out to be an awesome but incredibly knackering morning!
We have 55 children participate from 3 of our launch schools. Carpenter’s primary, Gallions primary and Chobham primary. They were split into groups and then rotated for a relentless 2 hours around five wallball stations in the sports hall, each testing their skills in new and fun ways.
They had a chance to “Beat the Wall” in our minute challenge and to “Beat the Coach” just next door. Hand-eye coordination was built on in the next station with loads of fun group games. Then came the footwork station – a skill crucial to not just wallball but all activities. Then came a breather – an artwork station where the groups designed their own “Beat the Wall” concept wall in association with Intelligent Health, which they can bring back to their schools and play against. Finally the fast and furious relay station, which tested all the skills they’d learnt in one go.
All the kids seemed to have a great time and we were thrilled to see so many happy boys and girls having such a great time.
Huge thanks to our volunteers, coaches and helpers who made the day possible and of course to our head coach (and current Coach of the Month), Gareth Price, for designing the morning so elegantly. Thanks also to LLDC for funding the event and to Chobham for hosting.