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Boccia team at Stoke-by-Nayland Primary School progresses to regional finals




Children have been praised for their performance at Suffolk’s first ever inter-school boccia tournament, which has seen them advance to the regional finals.

Two teams of 10 Year 5 and 6 pupils from Stoke-by-Nayland Primary School competed against numerous other schools at Stour Valley Community School on Friday, as part of the Suffolk School Games.

Boccia is a unique variant of bowls, designed specifically so it can be played by people of all athletic abilities, including those with disabilities.

STOKE-BY-NAYLAND: Boccia.Stoke By Nayland Church of England Primary School, 5 School Street, Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk.The Year 5 and 6 Boccia team at Stoke-by-Nayland Primary School has advanced to the regional finals, after success at the Suffolk School Games. Picture by Mark Westley. (27862450)
STOKE-BY-NAYLAND: Boccia.Stoke By Nayland Church of England Primary School, 5 School Street, Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk.The Year 5 and 6 Boccia team at Stoke-by-Nayland Primary School has advanced to the regional finals, after success at the Suffolk School Games. Picture by Mark Westley. (27862450)

Sarah Smith, headteacher at Stoke-by-Nayland Primary School, said: “We got involved in boccia because it’s an all-inclusive activity.

“This is the first year it was at the Suffolk School Games. The pupils were amazing. They did really well and we’re very proud of them.

“Everybody that went along to the competition was involved, which is great. They absolutely loved it.

“We found some of the slightly less sporty children are just as accurate, or even more accurate, than the more sporty children, so it really is something that everyone can get involved with.”


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