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School team get master class from the top players in Scotland
050218heathery_06 050218heathery_12 Nicola Findlay
Pupils at Heathery Knowe Primary were on target for success when they were given a master class from two members of an elite netball team.
Jo Pettitt and Ella Gibbons, of the University of the West of Scotland Sirens, worked with youngsters from primaries six and seven at the Murray school.
Nicola Holdsworth, the P6/7 team coach and P1 teacher at the school, told the News the youngsters thoroughly enjoyed the session with the VIP guests – and can’t wait to welcome them back.
She said: “The pupils were super-excited to welcome Jo and Ella and we are now hoping to take them to one of their games.
“The Sirens were extremely impressed with the pupils’ skills and I think it really helped them improve on them more.”
The Sirens are Scotland’s only professional team and compete in the UK-wide Netball Superleague, with some of their games shown live on TV.
Nicola revealed the help of fellow P1 teacher Kimberly Wharton helped seal a visit from two of the team’s stars. She said: “It came about as Kimberly is an under-17s netball coach and she asked if they would come along and take a class with our netball team.
“We would like to thank the girls for giving up their time – it will bring our kids on leaps and bounds.”
Ball skills The pupils practise their passing technique
All smiles Great fun was had by all