This term the children have been practicing their speed and hand-eye coordination as they trained for the annual Speed Stacking competition held at The Lenham School. The venue is sometimes the first opportunity the children get to enter in to a secondary school which in itself is a great experience for them, the event is run by students at the school and helps the children to gain confidence as the year 6 transition to secondary school approaches.
The dedication of the two teams that we took was evident as the children rapidly moved between each transfer and sequence. The children even took it upon themselves to practice at home with their own cups making use of every available moment to train.
The event was very loud and the pressure each child feels as they independently compete with an audience can cause even the steadiest of hands to become shaky. Our children performed to the best of their ability and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.
We came second overall which is our best performance yet – watch out for us next year Greenfields!
The children would like to thank the staff and parents who helped with transport, we wouldn’t be able to go to such events without your support.