Groote Schuur has pitchful of fun

2015-12-08 06:00
Two teams of Groote Schuur Primary School boys get ready to battle it out on the cricket pitch in the school’s annual six-a-side tournament.

Two teams of Groote Schuur Primary School boys get ready to battle it out on the cricket pitch in the school’s annual six-a-side tournament.

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Boys at Groote Schuur Primary School in Rondebosch put the finishing touches on their sports calendar by playing an annual six-a-side cricket tournament just for the fun of it.

Each team included a player from each year group from u.10 to u.13.

This was the 13th year that this tournament was held at the school.

Brent Davids, school sport coordinator, says it was more than just competing – also children learning from each other.

“It was very exciting and the kids had a really good time. They were learning from each other and captains had to find a way of managing other age groups. Most of all it was a big cheer when an u.10 bowled out an u.13 and it made things fun. The younger ones always look up to the older ones, so when they play together it just creates a different atmosphere. It’s not about getting done but they were teaching each other.”

Davids adds that school sport is vital and it helps concentration.

“It helps them relax and regain their energy. It promotes team work as well; that’s why at this school we encourage a lot of sport. It also helps us spot the talent when they play together and they can learn from each other.”

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