Twenty teams primary school teams within the New Forest took part in the New Forest School Sport Partnership Quicksticks festival at The Arnewood School, New Milton. A game designed to introduce young people to the game of hockey.
All of the teams took part in a skills based festival aimed at improving the children’s skill levels. These ‘Skill Stations’ focused on passing, dribbling, controlling the ball, shooting and teamwork whilst also developing the fundamental movement skills agility, balance and co-ordination.
The winners of the skills challenges were Marchwood with Hordle in second place and Blackfield in third place.
Rob Crocker from the New Forest School Sport Partnership said, “the skills festival provides a developmental approach, with appropriate equipment that allows children to engage and make progress rapidly. Thank you to the Sports Leaders from The Arnewood School for supporting this event.”
The following schools took part in the festival: Blackfield Primary, Brockenhurst Primary, Hordle Primary, Hythe Primary, Marchwood Junior, Milford-on-Sea Primary, Our Lady St Joseph’s Primary, Pennington Junior, St Lukes Primary and Western Downland Primary.