Pembroke Shuttle Festival
RJS on 14/07/11
Eighty, year six pupils from Pembroke Dock Community School enjoyed a Shuttle Festival at Pembroke Leisure Centre with Badminton Wales Development Co-ordinator Phil Gwyther and a supporting team of five junior players from the local club. They were working hard all day to keep the young players occupied so a big thank you to Ben Richards, Samantha Bowen, Ellie Wilson, Rebecca Jones and Foy Idema-Trehan .
The pupils took part in a range of hectic games and skills challenges before being presented with a certificate for their efforts. The Head of PE at Pembroke School was very supportive in releasing the Hall for the whole day for this event and reflected how Badminton is becoming a bigger part of the sports curriculum.
Badminton is also one of some very successful school 5 x 60 sports clubs which now take place at Pembroke School and many of those year six pupils are now eagerly anticipating taking part when they move to the comprehensive school in September.
It demonstrates how the hard work and investment by Badminton Wales in funding these events can create long lasting results.