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School team get mas­ter class from the top play­ers in Scot­land

East Kilbride News - - HEALTH KNOWE PRIMARY -

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

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