Having taught the students and teachers at Bright Future School Bench Ball this week, we thought it was about time to really show them how it was done. It was a sight to behold as the sports area was flooded with students as the staff of Bright future School were preparing to take on Team Uganda 2017.
The determination of the staff was amazing to see, with Headteacher William leading the competitive charge! Having discussed tactics briefly, the match began. The roars of the students whenever either team scored were so motivating! After some questionable decisions in favour of the staff, it was safe to say that we were left in the dirt! The pitch was then swamped with students coming over to congratulate us on our performance and say 'good game' to us. The power of sport and being part of a community was blatantly obvious and an experience that I will never forget. We may have lost the match, but tomorrow we are fielding teams in Bench Ball, volleyball and dodgeball. All I can say is, bring it on and watch this space...never has there been a Stoke Park victory in Uganda, but 2017 could be the year that this all changes! Wish us luck!