October 7th, 2011
Panathlon is off again! With first event of the year, The Wiltshire Panathlon Challenge next week, James visited Greendown Community School in Swindon to train 17 sports leaders (14-15 year olds) to be our Wiltshire Panathlon Officials.
“Throughout the morning I introduced Panathlon and taught the rules through playing the sports. The Panathlon sports of Table Cricket, Polybat, Kurling & Boccia were new to the group and were quickly understood. In the afternoon, the leaders chose a sport to concentrate on, and practiced their officiating skills – taking charge of the group and leading them in a sport. This was a new experience for a number of the group, to lead their peers in a sport, decide of the scores in a formal setting and to communicate the scores clearly. With the event next Wednesday, I am confident that we have a good group of officials to oversee the sports.”
Many thanks to Andy Steckbeck who organised the training, and will be with us next week supporting the officials.