TAKING BALL SKILLS TO ANOTHER LEVEL

Makabongwe doesn’t just educate 175 learners.

Our children are fed 2 ½ healthy and nutritious meals every day.

They are loved and nurtured in a safe, caring environment and they enjoy a variety of stimulating and muscle building outdoor equipment.

AND then there’s MISS Christie…..

Miss Christie joined us in February as a volunteer coming to the school every Wednesday and Friday to assist with Ball Skills for all the classes.

This is fast becoming the activity of the week at Makabongwe as the children look forward to their time outdoors learning all new and relevant ball skills with the fun loving and always encouraging Miss Christie.

All the teachers and teacher assistants have been trained by Christie.

Every Wednesday the Green, Blue and Red groups do ball skills – each for 40 minutes – which actually replaces their outdoor play.

Every Friday the 3 x Grade R classes do ball skills – again each for 40 minutes replacing their outdoor play.

I’ve yet to see or hear 1 child object to missing out on playtime because they have to go to Ball Skills.

Miss Christie has such an endearing way with the children that they cannot help but love her.

She’s FIRM, FAIR and LOTS OF FUN.

Christie has prepared a full program of structured exercises and builds on these each week.

The classes are split into 4 groups and they all have SA sport’s teams names.

I’m convinced Makabongwe might be developing the next fast bowler for the Proteas, or lock for the Sharks, or striker for Kaiser Chiefs……

It’s a struggle for me to stay in my office and work. It would be so much more fun  doing Ball Skills with Miss Christie!!

We’ll keep you posted with what’s happening on the sports field at Makabongwe.

Miss Christie, Mbali and the Grade 00 Blue Group warming up.
Miss Christie is totally under control and the children obey every instruction.
Next its Ms Dada and the Grade 000 Green Group – our “littlelies”
Knees up boys and girls!

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