Boys School Assist at Adaptive Cricket Event

March 22, 2013 at 10:37 AM

On Thursday 21 March, the Year 8 cricket boys went down to Bloodworth Park on Shore Road to help out with the annual Halberg Trust Adaptive Cricket Day. This day is held in conjunction with Parnell Cricket Club and involves around 130 students from a number of Auckland schools with various disabilities.

This is the third year that our boys have been involved with Halberg Trust events as part of their programme to offer service. The help they offer at the cricket session at this stage, prepares them for the annual Halberg Trust Sportabiity event held at the Boys School later in the year where the boys are involved in a mentoring and coaching role, assisting disabled students from visiting schools to enjoy competition in a range of adapted games.

At the cricket, our Saint Kentigern boys were allocated stations for the morning where they had key roles in assisting with the coaching. The visiting cricketers learnt skills and drills and finished off with games of cricket.

For our boys, this was a chance to learn about being compassionate and giving service to their local community, which is at the heart of the Saint Kentigern philosophy. We were proud to see their level of maturity, empathy and overall willingness to assist on the day

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