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Sport update from Warwick

Lots of activity continues within the Sports department and across all year groups. Here is a brief update on what has been happening this week:

Week Commencing 18 January 2021
Rugby

This week the Rugby groups have been looking at developing speed using sprint drills to help them. We also have had a very special guest - Mr Venter working on the boys’ breakdown skills. Our video analysis sessions are proving very popular and this week we are looking at the U15s match Warwick v Brighton College from 2015. The future is bright if you are wearing blue and white!

Hockey

This week boys have been working on 3D skills and again trying to beat Mr Wade’s challenges from the videos he created.

The boys have also been continuing with various fitness activities including developing core and leg strength in order to help improve the speed and agility ready for the return to the hockey pitch.

 
Games fitness groups

This week the boys have been working their way through a series of Flexibility, Combat and Skill sessions. Assuming the role of a beginner gymnast, the Flexibility session covered mobility, stretching and an inverted skill. During Combat, the boys were taken through upper and lower body strength preparation exercises and striking skills via Boxing and Taekwondo follow-along videos. The Skill session explored how the body moves and incorporated unique challenges that encouraged a mixture of mindful movement, fast reactions and a lot of perseverance

Core PE

PE lessons are taking the boys on a journey around the school over the next few weeks. We are visiting other departments and performing exercise activities with links to other subjects. The first visit this week was with History!

Starting with Henry the VIII and his family tree, the boys have had to exercise their way through all of the members. Only to find out that Henry VIII was not even meant to take the throne which would have saved them from this challenge!

 
Finally, students matched up to the shortest reigning King in history, Louis Antoine of France! He only lasted 20 minutes in 1830 and we hope our boys have the stamina to complete the shortest reign workout below, before time is up!