As part of the Peedie Schools activity week coordinated by Active Schools pupils from Papay, Eday and North Ronaldsay spent the week together conducting a range of activities providing the children with many learning opportunities and enjoyable sessional coaching. On Thursday 6th June children received Tag Rugby coaching from Bruce Ruthven and played a number of ball skill exercises, running activities and tag rugby games. Bruce also organised for a Skype session with Scotland rugby legend Chris Patterson where the children had the opportunity to ask questions and speak to Chris about his playing career and current role as Scottish Rugby ambassador.
Papay Head teacher Kate Evans commented;
“They loved the day, it was an ideal size of group for them to feel comfortable and have others near their age to pitch themselves against. They also really enjoyed the VC link with Chris Patterson and were talking about it yesterday. Thanks for coming out to Papay.”
“We have had a great day out in Papay; many of the older kids have travelled into Kirkwall for the tag festivals so it was good to see them sharing their knowledge with the younger kids. They had some brilliant questions for Chris and enjoyed hearing his stories and learning about his experiences of the game.”
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