On Friday 29th April 2016, Ratcliffe School hosted the second annual Boccia Tournament with the Dawlish Learning Partnership. Children from schools across the Partnership came together to learn how to play Boccia and then had a friendly competition where teams played against each other in a knockout competition. Boccia is an inclusive seated bowling game and involves two teams playing against each other to bowl their balls as close to the ‘jack’ as possible.
The event proved to be a very positive experience for all teams involved and all pupils seemed to enjoy the calm, relaxed atmosphere associated with the game, with the ‘knock out’ competition adding some excitement to proceedings.
In total, 9 teams took part representing Ratcliffe, Cockwood, Westcliff, Kenn, Starcross, Kenton, & Exminster Primary Schools. A special mention must be given to the Exminster team (Matthew, Bailey, Dylan and Lily) who represented our school team so well, who took such an active part and helped to make the afternoon so successful.