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Students taught hockey and rugby by Reigate Grammar School teachers

PUBLISHED: 11:42 24 November 2015 | UPDATED: 11:42 24 November 2015


This term, the Year 4 students at Reigate Priory Junior School have been taught either hockey or rugby in their P.E. lessons by sports teachers from Reigate Grammar School.

The final session of the programme took place at RGS Hartswood Sports Ground on Wednesday 4 November, where the children enjoyed playing hockey on the astro-turf and rugby on the rugby pitches. The programme will recommence in two-week’s time when children will swap sports, which again will culminate in a final session at RGS Hartswood before Easter. Staff from Reigate Grammar School Sport’s Department; Mrs Wickham, Mr Birkett and Mr Bowen organised and delivered the lessons.

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)

“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 were delighted to have reached 140 local students, allowing them to learn and play sports which they may not have played before.

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