Throughout September and October, our Prep boys have relished being back out on the rugby pitches. Despite there being no external fixtures due to the pandemic, the boys have thrown themselves wholeheartedly (and quite muddily) into their skill and development sessions each week, working hard to develop numerous skills including:
- catching and passing
- support and offload
- creating and exploiting space
- decision-making in attack
- defensive organisation
- decision-making in defence
The boys have also enjoyed a great deal of friendly competition, playing either touch rugby (Y3) or Ready4Rugby matches in mixed ability teams within their year groups. Each week the boys have focused superbly on attitude, concentration, effort and feedback (self and peer).
Director of Rugby, James Hinkins, told us, “We have been supporting a variety of conditioned games with specific skill development, and the boys have made excellent progress. They have bought into the programme and given their all. We are proud to see the Bedford School spirit continuing to shine through during these restricted times.”
Through their games and PE lessons, and extracurricular clubs, boys have also enjoyed football, cricket nets, indoor hockey, badminton, swimming, table tennis, running, climbing, golf, fives, waterpolo and ball games galore this term.