Hertfordshire Tri-Sport Talent Identification Day

Monday 2nd July saw Bushey Meads students visit Queen’s school for a Tri-Sport Talent Idenification Day, aimed at identifying potential paralympic talent.

The report below has been written by year 11 students Jack Benton and Nirav Shah:

When we arrived, we signed in and were split into 2 groups and told the day was designed for students with disabilities with the intention of finding new talents.

Firstly we took part in some football skills on the power league pitches. We completed skills like goal scoring, passing, defending and dribbling. We played a match after the football skills, I really enjoyed playing the game, it was fun and we got to play on what felt like a proper pitch.

Then we went in the gym and played table tennis. First, we were all given a bat and ball, and individually kept score of how many keepy-uppies we could do. We learnt how to hold the bat properly, for example, we were taught backhand and fore hand. We also learnt how to serve the ball the correct way and how to score.

The final session was wheelchair basketball. I enjoyed this because I have played wheelchair basketball before.

Overall, it was a really good day; luckily it didn’t rain while we were outside playing football!

Hopefully we’ll be able to go back and do it all again soon as it was enjoyed by everyone and we learnt some new skills.