To start the day of, the P1-3’s had their festival which consisted of 12 teams split into 3 different pitches. This meant there were 4 teams per pitch giving everyone plenty of game time. The P1-3 festival was from 9:30am – 10:45am. Players were put into house teams of either, Seals, Otters, Dolphins or Beavers. Each team had a P7 captain who assisted with warm ups, substitutions throughout the games and also getting teams on & off the pitch.
Next up was the P4-7’s festival which again consisted of house teams of Seals, Otters, Dolphins or Beavers. This Festival had 8 teams split into 2 pitches, giving everyone involved plenty of game time. Games ran for 7 minutes and each team had a team captain who was responsible for substitutions and making sure their team was ready to play at the allocated time.
Once again the kids displayed a high work ethic, good teamwork, evasive running skills, passing, support play etc which lead to a great morning of activity within the school. Being the more experienced age group the skills on show were to a very high level.
St. Andrews teacher Mrs Dearness commented; “The children had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed the Tag Festival. It was a great way to finish the school years Rugby programme with a special thanks to Mark and Bruce for their continuous efforts.”
Orkney DO Bruce Ruthven commented; “Once again it’s been a privilege going out to the school. They have fully embraced the Community Rugby Project and have also been involved in Food Standard Agency project. On the whole it’s been another fantastic year of Rugby Development within the school.”
Report by Mark Sinclair.