Date: 30th July 2015
Event: Afternoon Bubble Football session for Eton College rowing Summer camp.
Contact: Rachel Harris
Photos: See below
Having been to Eton College once before to take a private session for one of the houses during a week day, Rachel Harris had become aware of us through a recommendation from the house tutor.
Rachel was part of a team organising the week long rowing course at Eton College looking after children from 13-17 years old day and night for the days. The course is designed to improve rowing skills but also is well placed to offer participants a hugely fun opportunity to get to know their peers over the week. Bubble Football needs few words to explain how fun it is (just pictures or videos!). As Rachel explains in her testimonial below it offered the children a new activity to get to know each other, building on key aspects such as trust and team work.
The session was organised whereby all players were split in to teams based on age and gender. We had lovely weather that day, so when not in the bubbles, the players had a chance to bask in the sunny park and watch their new friends play. It turned out to be a very traditional English Summer setting, to hold this enticing and entertaining new activity! We are currently organising our visit to Eton for 2016.
See course organiser Rachel's testimonial on the event, along with a picture she sent over:
I would say how brilliant it was to see all 75 children engaged in an activity which not only challenged them physically but required them to work together and motivate each other as a team. As rowers, many of the children found manoeuvring the bubbles a real challenge and it was great to see them problem solving and discovering new skills. Finally, it is a great spectator sport! It was so funny watching from the side lines and seeing the boys bump into each other and the girls doing forwards and backwards rolls and flips; definitely one of the best afternoon's of entertainment that we had on the Courses!