NET Academies Trust

Keresley Newland Attend the All England Badminton Championship!

On 8th March 2017 a number of pupils from Keresley Newland Praimay Academy were invited to the Yonex All England Badminton Championship at the National Indoor Arena.

The children were able to see the best Badminton players in the world play in the opening games of the tournament. They were able to watch one English player Rajiv Ouseph who is England’s current number one seed. He lost in a very close match to Ng Ka Long Angus who was representing Hong Kong, losing 21-29, 18-21, 12-21. The children all enjoyed the games they watched, whilst also testing their geography by guessing which country each flag represented!

In between games the children had numerous activities to keep them entertained, and had to collect five stamps from different stations. These tested their reactions with a light pressing game, their speed by transferring a shuttle cocks and tennis balls between two boxes, and finally they played a game of badminton trying to get the longest rally possible! They were also able to view a number of racket making stations where they could see how badminton rackets are produced and then strung. The day was enjoyable and informative for everyone involved!

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