Sports Outreach Programme
Since the start of the Autumn term, Year 4 students at Reigate Priory Junior School have been taught either Hockey or Rugby in their PE lessons by sports teachers from Reigate Grammar School. The final session of the programme took place at RGS Hartswood Sports Ground, where the children enjoyed playing hockey on the all-weather astro-turf and rugby on the RGS rugby pitches. The programme runs at RGS Hartswood until Easter 2016. Staff from Reigate Grammar School Sport’s Department; Mrs Wickham, Mr Birkett and Mr Bowen organised and delivered the lessons. Mr Moses Headmaster at Reigate Priory Junior School said, ‘We are extremely grateful for their enthusiasm and experience!’
Pupils from Reigate Priory Junior School had this to say about the lessons:
It was epic learning hockey at Hartswood and our favourite part was playing matches on the astro-turf. It made us want to play hockey for life and we can’t wait to play rugby next!
Jake and Freddie (4LY)
We loved playing hockey on the astro-turf at Hartswood. We had a great time and the coaches were very kind and funny!
Tess and Ava (4LY)
Rugby was really fun! We learnt so much – we learnt to pass backwards and we learnt invasion skills. Our favourite game was Zombie Chief!
Oscar and Oliver (4LP)
We loved going to Hartswood and enjoyed playing rugby games, especially Zombie Chief. It was a treat to be taught by Reigate Grammar School teachers and we have really improved our backwards passing.
Maddy and Isobel (4LP)
Reigate Grammar School are delighted to have reached 140 local students, allowing them to learn and play sports which they may not have played before. Mrs Wickham from Reigate Grammar School said, “We have amazing facilities at RGS Hartswood and it is a pleasure to be able to share these with the surrounding community. Sport is so important in promoting healthy living and is the ideal way for children to learn new skill sets in and out of school.”