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The love of sport

January 22, 2015

Dear Roo

When you started your junior school back in September I worried that you wouldn’t like it as much as your infant school. With a larger building and different teachers taking you for different subjects, I thought that you might feel like a little fish in a big pond.

I was wrong, you love your new school and your teachers… especially Mrs B who takes you for gym class.

From that first Thursday gym class, it was clear to see that Mrs B was going to become your favourite teacher. When a letter came home about doing indoor athletics on a Monday after school you wanted to take part. Picking you up after the first session I could see why you loved Mrs B and that she valued your willingness to help. Within a few weeks, you were her assistant, helping set the equipment out and put things away afterwards. With indoor athletics coming to an end with the close of the Autumn term I wondered whether you’d keep your love of sport in the New Year.

Again I needn’t have worried as you excitedly brought home a letter to take part in hockey on Monday’s after school. Swiftly followed by a letter asking if you would like to take part in girl’s football training on a Tuesday after school.

A little girl holding a football ball on a field

This has been your first week of doing hockey and football training and you have come home full for the love of sport. It is lovely to see you so excited to be trying new sports and whilst you’ll admit that you aren’t the greatest you are enjoying it all the same.

I really hope your love of sport continues (not only as you’ve convinced me to buy you astroturf football boots and shin pads).

Love you, Mummy xox

  • […] was until Roo’s sports teacher at school increased her love of sport and invited her to join the girls football training sessions on a Tuesday after school. […]

  • Otilia Stocks January 22, 2015 at 9:05 am

    Such a lovely post Sarah!

  • Sonya Cisco January 22, 2015 at 9:55 am

    Its so fab that she loves sport, really sets you up for a healthy life if you have a teacher who makes you love being active!

  • Mum of One January 22, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    I think a good sports teacher is invaluable and great to see kids active and enthusiastic outside. They don’t even seem to feel the cold!

  • Urban Mumble January 23, 2015 at 11:36 am

    It’s always great to see children enjoy physical activity and develop a (hopefully) livelong life affair with sport and exercise.

  • Clare Nicholas January 24, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    It’s wonderful she is so keen and so involved.
    A real credit to you all

  • Laura January 24, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    It’s so nice to find a teacher that inspires our children, whatever their specialism is. I hope your daughter continues to enjoy sport for as long as possible. She certainly sounds like an active soul.

  • leonii amber January 24, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    So lovely to see a teacher making children want to be involved,Lovely post x

  • Mina Joshi January 24, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    It’s so lovely to read that your daughter has settled into her high school and is taking part is Sports. Gym sounds like fun.

  • Cass January 25, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Aaaw that’s lovely. My daughter hated sport in juniors but she’s really enjoying it in secondary school funnily enough – she even goes to the gym!

  • Ness January 25, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    That’s great that your daughter has got so involved with sports after school. My daughter used to enjoy it too but sadly the funding has run out so all the groups have stopped.

  • Mary Louise January 25, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    I love to see girls enjoying not only football but sports altogether.
    You are lucky you have an active child – nice to know she settled in big school!

  • Jen aka Muminthemadhouse January 25, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    It is wonderful to have sporting children and guess what Maxi got a headteachers award for his sporting prowess!

    • Polka Dot Boo January 25, 2015 at 8:02 pm

      Congratulations Maxi! I love seeing kids interested in sport

  • Healthier Mummy January 25, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    It’s great that your daughter has become interested in sport at this age. And sounds like she’s got a wonderful teacher.

  • agatapokutycka January 26, 2015 at 9:42 am

    Ship pads sound like a great idea. Better safe than sorry.

  • Becky January 26, 2015 at 11:28 am

    A good teacher is a very important thing!

  • Rachel January 26, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    Aw this is a lovely post, I hope Roo gets to read it one day x

  • Emma January 27, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    I used to love sports as a child but my children aren’t as keen! We are active though as a family so I know they are fit at least x

  • Kara January 28, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Looks like she is doing brilliantly – mine love taking part in sport, even if they are not particularly good at it

  • Charly Dove January 31, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    So sorry for the slow reply, bonkers week now struck down with the lurgy! Thank you so much for sharing this post, I’d absolutely love to feature this photo in the BritMums Snapshot round-up. Would you be able to send me a copy of the photo over to charlydove@gmail.com by Sunday afternoon?

  • Fritha Strickland February 2, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    Tom really wants to take W to football practise, I think we’ll try and sign him up soon! x

  • sara February 2, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    So glad she’s settled in and love her sports! Beautiful post 🙂

  • Nayna Kanabar ( February 5, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    Its so nice when children settle is easily with out problems.

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