As part of the Vision 2014 plan for the year of sport 2012, Active Schools Hawick and Hawick junior badminton club offered every P7 pupil in the Hawick & District area the opportunity to try out some badminton at the first ever Hawick junior badminton club festival.
On Friday 2 November the children were introduced to the sport, having fun and trying out some games. On the day the youngsters had the opportunity to sample five different badminton skill stations such as “Fitness Challenge”, “Target practice” and “Beat the pro” as well as the opportunity to take in an exhibition match featuring some of the Borders best junior and adult players!
P7 pupils from 7 Schools in the Hawick and District area were represented with one session in the morning and a second session in the afternoon.
Local badminton coaches Colin Blaikie and Harry Turnbull would like to thank Scott Renwick, the head of PE at Hawick High School, for the use of the main games hall, Paul Scott, the active schools coordinator, for his help organising the event and liaison with the schools, the sports leaders from Hawick High School, badminton players and coaches from the Borders Badminton Group, and finally all the teachers who helped on the day to make the festival such a great experience for the youngsters.