Lambeth Hockey Festival held at SCHS

Lambeth Hockey Festival held at SCHS

18 October 2012
SCHS hosts fourth Lambeth Hockey Festival

We hosted the fourth Lambeth Junior Hockey Festival on Friday 5th October as part of our community Hockey Development programme.

 

Over 180 children from nineteen Lambeth primary schools played hockey in the sunshine as part of a joint initiative between the Lambeth School Sports Programme and SCHS. We hosted the festival following an award of £5,000 from HSBC and the Girls’ Day School Trust under their Sports and Sustainability Initiative which launched a hockey training programme in 2009 in local primary schools. The festival has grown year by year; the 2012 festival was the largest yet. 

The children played Quicksticks; they divided into teams of six, and while four practised their skills and played games, two members of the team were encouraged to train them and umpire.

Our Young Leaders in Upper 4 (Year 9) provided invaluable assistance in the running of the festival by providing umpires, coaching and scoring throughout the day.