In sports sferistici the kids are playing palla a pugno. It involves two teams of four players and hitting a ball with your hand like your hand is a tennis racket you hit the ball to the other team but the ball cannot land in your side when you hit it or the opposite side get a point. When you serve you bounce the ball then hit it.
Today we are doing rugby in PE, for our learning about the Renaissance period of Italy.
The rules are quite simple, 1. To score a goal, you have to have the ball and pass it to your team and touch it on the ground at the scoring end for your team.
2. A tackle is when both tags are taken then you can get tackled, and the ball goes the other team.
Rugby is a very violent game when played in the medieval way and with those rules, but of course violence is not encouraged in primary or highschool, so we don’t use violent rules.
To start off, we usually play some tail-tag or spider, which is like Chinese walls.
Some of the things that I have enjoyed over the past few weeks that we have been playing rugby, are when we play the game and are split into two teams to play against each other using the same rules at the start of this post.
We have been learning about how the court is set out and how we can improve as a team and an individual, in my perspective rugby is a very interesting and entertaining sport to learn about this term in spetaccolo.
Rosie, year 5.