Distance and Accuracy in Year 8
Year 8 student Harleigh is skilled in softball and her heart to share her knowledge with her school peers is evident in her school lessons.
Term 2, 2021 Year 8 student Harleigh Lang is skilled in softball. At only 13 years old Harleigh is playing at a level where she is being considered for National selection, participating in the U14 NSW Country Sliders team and selected for the Wagga U16 team for the upcoming State Championships. Harleigh's heart to share her knowledge and understanding of the game with her school peers is evident in her enthusiastic participation in Year 8's PDH lessons. Practising Fundamental Movement Skills by Year 8 Student Harleigh Lang Softball representative for Wagga U16 team and NSW Country Sliders Team 2021 "In Year 8 PDH (Physical Development and Health) on the 23rd of June, in Mr Ellis’ class, we were doing softball skills – throwing softballs with your partner. Zac and myself were partnered together and Zac was able to throw 38 metres away from me, who caught it. I think, as a softball player myself, that’s pretty impressive that he could throw that. Since he doesn’t play softball it’s even more impressive. But the skills Mr Ellis is teaching us must be really working." Mr David Ellis Teacher Middle and Senior School "It took me a couple of attempts to get the correct words for what we are doing, because the throwing had to be accurate. Students started to understand what was required – distance AND accuracy - when I said: “It’s not important how far you can throw, it’s important how far away a person you can throw to”." We look forward to watching Harleigh progress in her softball. Her dream of being part of the Australian team was given a boost in February as she participated in the training clinic for the Australian Olympic softball squad. Go well Harleigh and thank you for sharing your skills and passions with your classmates.