‘Super Hockey Skills’ at Stamford High School
Last weekend, Stamford High School hosted a ‘Super Hockey Skills’ development morning for local primary school children to improve their hockey game. This was the first of a number of coaching sessions in various sports that the Stamford Endowed Schools will be holding throughout the academic year for local children.
Alongside the PE Staff, the girls from the SHS senior hockey teams ran a series of drills for the young enthusiasts, who mainly represented St Gilbert’s and Malcolm Sergeant. The drills included passing, shooting, ball carrying and receiving on the move. The session concluded with a full seven-a-side match to consolidate the skills which the children had learnt throughout the morning. After reflecting on their achievements, each child was awarded a super-skills certificate and a ‘Spede Bird’ key ring as a memento of their day.
Lucy Hornby, PE Teacher at Stamford High School said, “The day was a real success. Feedback from both parents and children was excellent, with many expressing an interest in other mornings of a similar structure. Many thanks must go to the SHS girls who truly rose to the position of responsibility and demonstrated maturity and some superb personal qualities of which we are very proud.”