As the May days start to warm up, multiple schools are sending groups to Walnut Lane Golf Club for field trips with The First Tee. Last week a couple of different schools joined in the activities. First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School and Blair Christian Academy were out in full force for the beautiful May days. With students ranging from grades K-7, there was a lot of fun in the sun to be had.
Each field trip session runs for about two and a half hours. The program starts with a talk from our program director, Rebecca Caimano, about some of The First Tee core values, most notably the value of Respect, our The First Tee’s Code of Conduct. After the kids talk a little about how they respect themselves, others, and their surroundings, they head out to the teaching area for some stretching and a fun relay race.
After the relay race, the students are split into three groups and go to different stations like putting, chipping, drivers, irons, and even golf-baseball! Each group gets to work with a couple of coaches and gains a beginners understanding of one facet of golf. They get some instruction at each station but also play some fun games. The groups rotate throughout the day until everyone has tried each station. Then the kids race in for lunch!
One of The First Tee’s many initiatives is to spread the game of golf to people of all ages and backgrounds. These school field trips are a great opportunity for us to teach our wonderful game while also allowing the kids to gain life skills and values, bond with each other, and have some fun.
If you would like to book a field trip for your school please contact Rebecca today!