Kurling – Mon 13th Oct 2014

By | October 13, 2014

It hasn’t been a usual Monday at school for D, this afternoon she took part in an inter-schools Kurling tournament.

Normally sporting events take place earlier in the school day and parents aren’t allowed to go and watch, today we were!

There were 5 teams from mainstream school and a team from D’s SN school, each team apart from D’s changed courts with every game but hers remained on the same court. It made it easier for the children.

There was still change with every game as the seating alternated with “home player” and “away player” and every match saw them move down the seating too. For D this was a difficult part of the afternoon, having strange people she didn’t know sit next to her, then moving seats, then more strangers. She visibly struggled with this and told me on more than one occasion that she wanted to go back to lessons.

And then there was the Kurling, involving hand-to-eye co-ordination, turn-taking and managing expectations and emotions when either the Kurling stone missed the targets completely or was knocked away by the opposing team. Again, D struggled but kept going, looking for reassurance that she was where she should be. The other teams were naturally very supportive of each other, cheering when they received a point.

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At the end of the tournament there were the results and medals. D’s team finished sixth out of six and everyone received a medal, the top three placed receiving “gold, silver or bronze” and the final three receiving a standard one.

But you know what? It didn’t matter to me where they came. This afternoon gave them opportunities to practise and use so many coping skills which came naturally to the mainstream pupils. For me, it was seeing D participate (albeit reluctantly at times) in a team sport, waiting her turn, taking part. And that is more important than winning isn’t it.

Mind you, she does like her medals (just like her brother) and it’s a visual reminder and future talking point for us.
Very proud of D.

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rebecca beesley on 15th October 2014 at 10:46 am.

That is so great how she coped with it all. Kurling sounds a great sport to be involved in. Xxx #ssaa

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Jeannette on 16th October 2014 at 9:34 am.

Thanks, it’s a nice, gentle (apart from the obvious competitive bit) sport, very pleased she took part 🙂

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Louise George on 15th October 2014 at 7:27 pm.

Sounds like she coped with it all very well – well done D 🙂

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Jeannette on 16th October 2014 at 9:33 am.

Thanks, there were a few moments when she really really didn’t want to be there but very pleased she stayed and played 🙂

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Caroline on 15th October 2014 at 8:08 pm.

Sounds like she did really well with some challenging situations. As you say its not about winning, its about taking part and that’s great. Fab that they all got medals too 🙂 xx #ssamazingachievements

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Jeannette on 16th October 2014 at 9:32 am.

Thanks, very pleased that they all got medals!

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mummyshire on 15th October 2014 at 8:37 pm.

Gosh its been a sporty week for you both! I’ve never been Kurling but it actually looks quite challenging!! Looks like she had a great time and winning any type of medal is a proud moment for all xx

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Jeannette on 16th October 2014 at 9:31 am.

Thanks, it seemed quite tricky, there’s a chance that the other player can knock the disc off the target too. It was good fun to watch 🙂

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Sarah MumofThree World on 16th October 2014 at 5:39 am.

That’s brilliant! I’ve never heard of schools do kurling before. What a great achievement for her. No wonder you’re proud!

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Jeannette on 16th October 2014 at 9:29 am.

Thanks, it was lovely to see her participate 🙂 x

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Emma Edwards on 20th October 2014 at 7:37 am.

Brilliant that the school does Kurling – fantastic sport.

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Jeannette on 20th October 2014 at 12:42 pm.

Thanks, she’s very lucky with the opportunities the school offers 🙂

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jollyjillys on 20th October 2014 at 9:42 am.

ah congrats to her thats great. I love watching kurling so its great the school teaches it

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Jeannette on 20th October 2014 at 12:41 pm.

Thank you, it seems a nice gentle sport 🙂

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Coombe Mill (Fiona) on 20th October 2014 at 11:56 am.

What a great sport, I wish our school offered this and huge congratulations to your daughter

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Jeannette on 20th October 2014 at 12:41 pm.

Thank you, it was lovely to watch 🙂

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Jane Roberts on 21st October 2014 at 8:05 am.

Well done D, so many challenges to overcome and it sounds like you did an amazing job. What a great event held by the schools.

Thanks for linking up with Small Steps Amazing Achievements :0)
x

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Jeannette on 28th October 2014 at 9:26 pm.

Thanks, it was great to be there. We don’t often get invited to these inter-school tournaments. Considering getting a Kurling kit for home, D really enjoys it 🙂

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