"Fingers to the floor’" was a phrase used to remind children to nicely lob the ball to someone else so they have time to catch it. "Raise the roof" was a phrase used to teach children how to throw a ball higher, which is the same as the technique for shooting a basketball. Children had to have a ball sitting on the palm of their hand with knees bent. As children extended their knees they were encouraged to push up and out with their ball carrying arm at the same time, releasing the ball forward and up.
View our photos of children practising their throwing and catching here.
Poihipi children had the opportunity to mix with other children during Kapahaka. Children that did not join Kapahaka got to choose between doing yoga with myself, or team challenges with Mrs Griffin. In yoga, we focused on wellbeing, physical fitness and having fun.
Health and Well Being
This is what some of the children had to say about their yoga experiences.
I like listening to the stories
It’s nice and quiet
It is good for our bodies
It helps us get better at stretching
View our photos of children practising their yoga here.