A Story From Merrick...

 

A child came to me and ecstatically said "Miss I played football at lunch time today!"

 

This child had never really understood the game before and was resentful of ever trying because as he told me, the other children got impatient with him because he wasn't as fast as the other children and wasn't aware of the rules. He has challenged himself by asking his family if he can stay for my after school club in football and, although he still doesn't know all the rules or understand everything about the game, he played really well and all my other students were so supportive and encouraging of him. He's excited to be learning more!