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Fenland home educated children take up badminton as part of fitness and team sports activities for academic year



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Two groups of home educated children have taken up badminton as part of their fitness and team sports activities for the academic year.

Many have never played competitive sport before and were willing to take part in a mini tournament to mark the end of their first term.

Coach, Nishi Varma, said: “I wasn’t sure how the children would take it.

badminton Home Ed Certificates for Group 1 to mark the successful completion of the first term. (25516356)
badminton Home Ed Certificates for Group 1 to mark the successful completion of the first term. (25516356)

"Many couldn’t hit the shuttle when they first started but when I heard them whispering to each other about tactics during the tournament, I knew they were thinking about their game.”

The first larger group played games to 15 whilst the older smaller group played to 21 points. There were some close games and long rallies.

badminton Home Ed Most improved players. (25516362)
badminton Home Ed Most improved players. (25516362)

Home ed co-ordinator, Rebecca Griffiths said: “There were tears of joy and also tears of frustration on both days but that only goes to show how much the children care and I know they will be even better next term.”

badminton Home Ed Winners of Group 1 (25516367)
badminton Home Ed Winners of Group 1 (25516367)

There were prizes for first and second place in each mini tournament and also for most improved players.

One player, Jennifer Williams said: “I was really nervous about it. I’ve never done anything like it before and didn’t know what to expect but once I got playing, I forgot I was nervous.”

badminton Home Ed Winners of Group 2 (25516373)
badminton Home Ed Winners of Group 2 (25516373)

If any child is home educated and wants to get involved in sporting activities please contact Nishi Varma on 07802 919581 in the first instance.



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