Year 3 Tee Off at Tri-Golf Festival
Tuesday, 25 April, 2017
The PE in Schools team, for the 5th year running, invited all children in Year 3 to take part in a Tri-Golf held at Les Beaucamps High School. 27 children from 9 different schools took up the free opportunity which saw the children representing 7 golf nations in 7 different activities.
For many of the children this was only their second experience of Tri-Golf having already learnt and played the sport during their PE lesson with Kerri, Ollie or Steph in the Spring term. The experience provided children with a positive first go at a new sport and proved to the be popular with many.
The festival incorporated some of the chipping and putting activities from the PE lesson with the addition of new stations for children to try and earn points for their team. We were fortunate to have the support of volunteers from Guernsey Golf School and Royal Guernsey Golf Club to provide expertise and guidance on each station to the children. The Golf Clubs coaches were also on hand to distribute information for each child to take away with them on how they could get involved in golf outside of school.
After all 7 activities were completed by each team, the final scores were calculated and results were announced. In 1st place with 639 points were Scotland (Hayden, Max and James). Players of the day were Ronan, Mattheu, Anais and Elliot who were chosen by Kerri, Ollie, Steph and the volunteers for their perseverance, encouragement of others, effort and fair play.
PE and Sport Development Officer, Ollie Dowding, reflected on another success festival opportunity. ‘The Tri-Golf festival continues to inspire children to give golf a go. We hope that many children today have enjoyed the experience and will be encouraged to try golf in the community at one of the local golf clubs. Golf is a sport for everyone that can develop a child’s physical and personal skills.’