Students at Debney Meadows Elementary School were put to the test at an AFL gala day on Friday, marking the last day of the second term.
Despite the cold weather, the students were excited to get out of their classrooms and get active. Preparations for the sixth-graders dressed in the colors of their favorite soccer team and participated in three different activities designed to improve their skills. This included a goal kicking exercise, a team handball game and a tackle and obstacle circuit.
“We find it really important to help schools and children connect to their local football clubs. The more kids playing football, the better, ”said Mufaro Muneri, Head of Development at The Huddle.
“One of the best parts of The Huddle program is building trust with the students and the club. It’s such a good thing to have one of the values of “belonging”, and it’s quite important that we bring that word into the community. ”
Many students who frequent Debney Meadows also participate in other programs run by The Huddle, such as Huddle Up Junior and Huddle Holidays. This connection helps The Huddle help the community become more cohesive and foster that sense of belonging.
“My favorite activities have been handball and soccer,” said Awo, a third-year student.
“I’ve been to Bounce and Chesterfield Farm as well.”