Boys' School Assist at Annual Adaptive Cricket Event

February 27, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Adaptive cricket (24).JPGThis week our Year 8 cricket boys went down to Bloodworth Park on Shore Road to help out with the annual Halberg Disability Sport Foundation’s Adaptive Cricket Day. This day is held in conjunction with Parnell Cricket Club and this week involved around 40 students from a variety of schools with various disabilities. Parnell Cricket Club play a big part in helping the boys to prepare for the event

This is the fourth year that our boys have been involved with Halberg 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 Disability Sport Foundation 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. Four drills were set up: catching, fielding, batting and bowling where the visiting cricketers learnt skills and finished off with games of cricket. To begin with, many of the Saint Kentigern boys were shy but as the day went on relationships were formed and all coaches and cricketers alike had great fun interacting and gaining new skills.

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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