03 April 2018

Gaelic Football

Published by Dusit Marketing

Gaelic Football

On Tuesday this week, Ms. Aishlin took the girls from Year 5 and 6 over to our campus at 107 to attend a training session with the Gaelic Football All Stars
team! Gaelic Football, also known as "football", or "Gaelic", is a form of football played mainly in Ireland. It, along with Hurling, is the most popular spectator sport in Ireland. It’s played by men, women and children all over the country and the world.

The girls learned the basic rules for playing the sport; take 4 steps, bounce the ball, take 4 more steps, solo the ball and repeat. The tricky part of this sport is remembering that you can take 4 steps then you have to bounce or solo the ball, you can solo the ball as many times as you like in a row but you have to alternate between bouncing and soloing if you want to include the bounce! To score, you kick the ball out of your hands over the bar and between the posts to score 1 point or in the net for a goal which is worth 3 points. This was a wonderful opportunity to promote women in sport to our girls at Dusit and tied in very nicely with Year 5’s STEAM focus for the week; Gender Equality which is one of the UN’s sustainable goals. The girls had a wonderful time and enjoyed using the FIFA regulated football pitch with their peers from 107.

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St. Andrews International School Dusit

St. Andrews International School, Dusit is a small community school set just outside the grounds of the Chitralada Palace. Dusit is a fully inclusive and co-educational school for up to 400 Thai and expatriate children aged two to 11. Since opening with five children in 2010, it has expended to its current roll of just under 340 children distributed throughout 15 classes.

At. St Andrews, Dusit campus, the focus is on how children learn and the curriculum is delivered to meet all learning styles. Dusit prides itself on providing an exciting, engaging and challenging curriculum which enables each individual student to make excellent progress and achieve their full potential. Students are recognised as individuals at St. Andrews and are encouraged to challenge themselves in all areas of school life and to do their best.

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