Jenny White has posted this week’s Sports Day Hurdling Challenge onto SMHW for Senior School pupils – below you’ll find a video of Connie (I Group/Year 7) showing us how it’s done! (Thank you to Connie for inspiring the Challenge this week.) There is a Tennis/Badminton Rallying Challenge too, for those who’d prefer to keep their feet on the ground!
Hurdling Challenge – Set up and jump your own hurdle! And/or perhaps get the pets of your household involved!
You could extend the challenge by creating a hurdling course or going straight into another skill of your choice (subject to space, equipment and a safe landing!)
In the video below Connie has used garden canes and washing line pegs to create her hurdle.
Safety: Please ensure that any hurdle you create will fall off/over in your direction of travel if you knock into it. Ensure your landing foot is pointing forward (perpendicular to the hurdle bar) to secure a stable landing.
Tennis/Badminton-style Rally Challenge
What is the maximum number of consecutive rallies you can do with a partner in 30 seconds?
If you don’t have a partner available then you could set this up against a wall.
Use any (safe!) implements to rally with – extra points for originality!
Rally Challenge Examples
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KPkNKuzT_Q (badminton against a wall)
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GSpn7KjI0E (partner tennis volley challenge)
Share your experience
Please do email in your videos of you completing the challenges to firstname.lastname@example.org! You can earn points for your House and have the option of inspiring others to take part, if you’re happy to share it via the School’s Social Media