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PRIMARY SCHOOL WINS MINI SQUASH KIT FOR SCHOOL

Posted: Wed, 21 Oct 2015 08:58

PRIMARY SCHOOL WINS MINI SQUASH KIT FOR SCHOOL

Last week Market Harborough Squash & Racketball Clubs coach, Alison Avil, presented a mini squash wall and squash development kit to Market Harborough C of E Academy during the year 4,5,6 assembly. This was the prize in a competition the Club ran last summer term with primary schools in the area. The schools were offered a session of squash coaching for their year 4s who were then set with a recycling challenge. The children were asked to come up with ideas on how old, used squash balls could be recycled.

The ideas were then judged by Russell Smith, Senior Waste Management Officer at HDC. He was impressed by the variety of uses the CofE Academy children had come up with and the detail in which some of them had gone into the recycling idea. Harboro Rubber Company had sponsored the scheme and this paid for a squash kit and wall for the school to have and use during P.E. lessons.

The success of the scheme has helped the Club successfully gain £2k funding from the Postcode Community Lottery Trust for them to purchase kits for all the Primary schools in Market Harborough. Coach, Alison Avil said "It's great to see the enthusiasm in the children and we are looking forward to taking the kits out to all the schools to give them all a chance to try a sport many would not have thought about trying and to be able to train the staff in delivering the sessions as well. With the opening of our two new courts in the next month, the Club are hoping to run a Primary Schools competition next year and expand on our already impressive junior section."

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