Mini Squash Success in Norfolk!
Sheringham Community Primary School in Norfolk has been running an after school Mini Squash Club. It has been a resounding success with over 30 children turning up each week.
Organised by two teachers, both keen squash players, the sessions have been running for 12 weeks. The club meets for 1 hour on Wednesdays after school. Each child pays £1 to attend, with the money going towards both teachers attaining their Level 1 Coach License.
The sessions cater for all ages at the Primary School, from 5 to 11 years. The organisers have big plans too; the aim next term, at the start of the 2012/13 school year, is to link the sessions with the local squash club at Cromer.
In recognition of their great work, the school has recently been granted status as a Mini Squash Approved Centre. This is due to the scheme being ongoing with licensed coaches and using appropriate Mini Squash equipment, provided by the East Region Office.
Alec Burrows, one of the organising teachers, said: “The children are really enjoying themselves. They have really taken to the sport as the numbers haven’t dropped after the first three sessions”.
Mark Williams, the East Region Manager, said: “It’s great that so many young children are interested in squash. Due to their successful programme and the enthusiasm of the staff running it, ESR has awarded Sheringham Community Primary School Mini Squash Approved Centre status to recognise their hard work. This is a scheme that I fully support and I hope it continues to thrive in the future”.
If you would be interested in running something similar at your school, please contact your Regional Office who will be happy to help.