P6,SCU6 and SCU7a and b, had a visitor today. None other than our Inline Hockey Star, Joshua Thompson. He was just back from his trial for the Ireland U16 inline hockey squad and when he heard that primary classes were learning how to play Unihoc in class he was delighted to come along and give everyone a few tips. We were all amazed with his skating skills and Joshua showed everyone the special gloves, roller skates and stick that he uses. Mrs Curry even picked up a few practice drills from Joshua that she can use in her lessons. Thank you Joshua.
Joshua shows us his Inline Hockey Skills
Year 9 Tag rugby tournament at Donaghadee Rugby Club. A fun day mixing with teams from Harberton, Park, Beechlawn, Longstone, Cedar Lodge and St Gerards. Over 100 pupils had a brilliant day. Thanks to Guys McManus and his helpers for taking the session and to North Down and Ards Council who provided everyone with a water bottle.
Killard has talent....on the golf course!! Today a group of pupils visited Donaghdee Golf Club for the launch of a new Golf Hub for disabled players. International and local golfers were there offering pupils advice on how to putt and everyone really enjoyed the experience. Now that this hub has been set up we will definately be back on the course. Don't forget to tune in to BBC's Newsline tonight to see and listen to how we got on.
A Year 12 group who are working with Mr Marshall on playing a more tactical game. The big screen in the West Wing is proving very useful when learning about serve
The SCU6 HAKA - SCU6 learnt about the HAKA today. It is a dance performed by the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team before they play a match. Scu6 then came up with their own version, Killard style!!
Grassroots football session
This afternoon, Grassroots Development Officer Kyan Agnew put some primary pupils through some skills practises during clubs time.
He had plenty of help from other KFA Board members including the President, Oliver Maitland and Chairman Jackson Pollock.
The primary team are in training for an upcoming tournament in October and all involved enjoyed the training session and appreciated the encouragement they received from the Year 12 boys.
With the start of the Rugby World Cup in Japan later this week, Killard has gone RUGBY CRAZY with
P6,7, Years 8,9,10,11 and 12 all learning the basic skills involved in tag rugby.
As a first for any MLD school Killard also has a group of 10,11,12 boys are TRYing their hand at full contact rugby.
Mr Marshall is coaching the boys and as you can see by their faces, they're really enjoying the activity.
Killard Cougars Contact Rugby Squad
Day one of Killard Football Association's Lighthouse League saw some exciting matches with lots of goals.
Hunters FC are top of the table, having scored 3 points for a win, plus a bonus point for scoring more than four goals.