Saturday, 13 September 2008

Ice Skating has restarted

After a break over the summer, today saw the restart of ice skating. We travelled in style this week. Rather than going by bus, we went by tram. So much more relaxing.

For some reason, this week the children were using the ice hockey pad. Certainly made a change, and the spectator seating area was much more comfortable. I think it is back to normal next time.

There were a few children there for the first time. They had all started being home educated this term. It was amazing to see how much they could do for the first time on the ice. It was also lovely to see the older children taking care of the new ones and helping them gain their confidence on the ice.

After the ice skating had finished, the boys decided to have a game of pool. As you can see from this picture, this is not something they do very often. J looks quite dangerous here.
One of the other families stayed behind too, and joined in for the second game. Here you can see the father helping J to hold the cue properly so he had more control over the direction.
Surprisingly the boys won, but only because the other team potted the black ball! The boys can't wait for the next ice skating session.

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