Posted on November 14th 2019
Seat Drop, Pike Jump - Welcome to Trampoline Club
Our new trampolining club is proving a big hit, reports Ms Picton.
Our new trampolining club runs on a Wednesday after school, for students in Years 7 and 8. This popular club was oversubscribed at the extra-curricular fair earlier this term and is proving a great success.
Students have starting to learn the correct competitive technique of straight bounce focusing on ‘form’. They have then gone on to master the seat drop, straddle jump, pike jump and tuck jump.
All of these skills will eventually allow pupils to complete a ten bounce routine, which they can perform at a trampolining competition next year, where the ten bounce routine will be judged in a competitive format.
The PE department decided to run this club to give pupils the opportunity to learn a new skill which was outside of the curriculum. Trampolining focuses heavily of aesthetic appreciation which allows pupils to be creative and unique when creating their personalised routines.
This club also focuses on personal key qualities such as focus, control and perseverance, due to the sport being very technical and having a gymnastic foundation.
What students say...
“I enjoy trampolining because we all have a chance to jump and I feel it's very safe.”
“I enjoy trampolining because it's fun and I learn to be better.”
“I enjoy trampolining because we get to learn new things and improve on our control as well as our balance.”
“Trampolining has allowed me to do it twice a week so I can improve my ability and help me progress with my competition and improve my performance.”