STUDENTS ENJOY TABLE FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT SUPPORTED BY THE GOETHE INSTITUT
As part of Richmond School and Sixth Form College’s status as a Pasch School, students from Trinity Academy Richmond and Richmond Methodist School, as well as some of our Year 7students, took part in a table football tournament.
Table football is a popular sport in Germany and lots of German schools own table football tables that students use at break time. In association with the Goethe Institut, students enjoyed a morning of table football and language games led by Steve Eadon, formerly of Arsenal Double Club. Students were put into mixed teams of six and competed against each other in 12-minute games. The two tables were manned by four excellent Year 11 student leaders, Philippa Kind, Tom Grigg, Will Hume and Abbey Sankey, who kept score and also used the opportunity to teach the pupils some basic German phrases.
All participants were treated to a healthy snack of a fruit pot at break time which was very well received. Throughout the tournament the students encouraged their fellow teammates creating a positive competitive atmosphere.
Some excellent play was seen and when the final scores were totted up the winning primary school was Richmond Methodist School. They will be the recipient of one of the fabulous custom-made table tennis tables that were provided by the Pasch Network for the event.
The Pasch network is an international group of schools who place an importance on the learning of German and aim to arouse and sustain student interest and enthusiasm for modern-day Germany and the German language. We were very grateful to the Goethe Institut for providing the school with our own table football table which will be available for students to use in an after-school table football club.