Multi-sports event with Shenstone Lodge – The Brades at the Ryland Centre

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As part of our growing link with The Brades, twelve of our boys were selected to be involved in a multisport event hosted at a large sports hall @ The Ryland Centre, Bromsgrove.

After a short minibus journey the pupils arrived excited and in high spirits to the centre which would host the event. The pupils were split into even ability groups and paired with even ability counterparts from the Brades to result in four mixed-school teams. The pupils competed alongside and against peers from both schools in Football, Uni-hock, Handball, Dodgeball and Basketball. All the events suited different teams with a number of standout performances from each pupil in at least one of the games.

The boys were initially disapproving of mixing the sides when it was first suggested, but true to form they got over that very quickly when the competition kicked in. The will to win overcame that of not wanting to mix and they competed for just shy of four hours without one argument or disagreement. The dodgeball event was the only one the pupils competed school vs. school, which causing that much of a storm it set the fire alarms off. The boys responded well to the false alarm and after being given the all clear went back into the venue to finish the day with a highly contested basketball match. At the end of the event pupils from Lindsworth admitted it was a good idea to mix the teams and saw the value of competing in mixed teams to socialise with others.

The Lindsworth boys and the Brades pupils were a credit to their establishments and all the staff involved are extremely proud of their achievement. Well done to all involved, a fantastic success and we look forward to another event of a similar nature in the New Year.