Basketball Wow Day
On Thursday 11th January Kings Hill School had an amazing experience and a day that we will all remember. Everyone was buzzing all day ! Paul Sturgess and Mark Waters visited us for a Basketball WOW Day.
As part of the Sports Premium strategy we are aiming to increase children’s experiences with a range of sports as well as improve their fitness levels. Basketball is a sport that children do not necessarily know much about as they often choose to play sports like football which are more popular in the UK.
However BASKETBALL has taken Kings Hill School by storm and the children were so inspired by their day and by Mark and Paul that many children requested to play Basketball at lunch time instead of football !
Paul Sturgess is Britain’s tallest man at 7 foot 8 and the world’s tallest basketball player. He has played professional Basketball for a number of years and has played for the Harlem Globetrotters in the United States. At first the children were amazed to see someone so tall but very quickly their attention switched to the fun of playing basketball.
The day started with an inspirational assembly encouraging the children to make the most of their talents, to be proud of who they are and to follow a healthy lifestyle. As a school we are now keen to continue Basketball and so this term we will be setting up a Basketball fitness challenge for the whole school. Mrs Early has also now been in touch with the Maidstone Warriors who are coming in to speak to her next week to see how they can support us with basketball.