Last Friday, the kids from Pennyburn and St. Winning’s Primary joined in Week Two of FooTea at Kilwinning Sports Club.
The main theme of the football hour focussed on the benefits of warming-up and cooling-down and the difference between dynamic and static stretching. The kids are pictured here on the pitch at Kilwinning warming-up before they went into their groups to learn about the variations in passing the ball from short, crisp runs to long, driven passes. The youngsters were all enthusiastic and practised their routines, calling for the ball, communicating with each other and listening carefully to the coaches’ instructions. They then progressed to playing some small sided games and there were definitely some budding stars in the group – Aidan, Justin, Harley and Connor definitely stood out, although once again, the girls were impressive in their dedication and skill.
The second hour was spent learning about the importance of fruit and vegetables in their diet and encouragement was given to the youngsters to try and eat five portions a day. They were particularly impressed that blueberries, whilst small, offer huge health benefits including boosting brain power and there was a scramble to taste the tub of blueberries on offer! It was then off to the café for dinner and this week the kids enjoyed home-made lentil soup, followed by baked potatoes and then a choice of grapes, pears and tangerines – not a morsel was left which was a great sign! Next week, Colin and his team will teach the kids dribbling skills and the nutritional session will focus on water and hydration.