For the last two Thursdays room 21 have been going to netball for some good old exercise. I don’t really like the sport netball but at least its some exercise for my bones. Our class got lined up with our hats and marched towards the court to work on our netball skills. When we got there, there was a lady who’s name was Liz. She was our instructor for the afternoon.
The first thing we did was jump onto some circles and x’s. They kind of looked like noughts and crosses. I was opposite Devyne and the lady split us into groups of 4. She explained to us that this exercise was about timing, to catch the ball with precise timing. So one group was on one side and another group was on the other. Each group was passing to the other group trying to perfect their passing and catching skills.
Then we moved on to another task which was to hold the ball up in your hand and your partner had to jump up and take the ball out of their hand. My partner was Devyne, and he was the first one that had the ball up in the air. With a mighty jump I swooped the ball from Devyne’s hand and regathered the all so precious ball. Then it was Devyne’s turn. I was being a bully at one stage because I was holding up the ball really high but then I lowered it because that’s being an egg. He jumped and snatched it out of my hands and we kept doing tremendous jumps and fabulous steals until Liz decided we should have a game that was sort of like netball.
Liz explained the rules to us. It was like netball because you weren’t allowed to move with the ball but there were no netball hoops. There were 4 squares and in each square there were 4 smaller circles. With our teams we had to hit the circle with the ball to gain a point. BRRRR!!! the whistle sounded as the game began with one team of girls and one team of boys. The game was only half court. We were winning at one stage. Gabriel and I were doing great combinations with each other. The girls team were very skilled and intercepted alot of our passes. But when the game came to an end, unfortunately we lost.
It was a spectacular day of netball and I ended up enjoying it. I never thought I would end up liking my experience with netball skills. I know I can’t wait until the next session.