Of all the sports played at Eaton House The Manor Girls’ School, rounders is the most quintessentially English, having been played in England since Tudor times.
In the summer term, there are few activities the girls enjoy more than taking the rounders equipment onto the Common and either perfecting their rounders skills or playing in a match. During their lessons, the girls learn a variety of skills including throwing, catching, batting and fielding. They then put these into practice when playing against other local prep schools. At the end of the summer term, the Year 6 girls have a wonderful time playing a competitive game of rounders against their parents. With both sides always very keen to outplay the other, the competitive spirit is certainly very evident!
Many of these skills, and particularly the hand-eye coordination that is developed through rounders, are also employed within the girls' cricket sessions. Cricket is now rapidly growing in popularity and, as a result, is featuring more and more within the girls' sporting curriculum. With this ever-growing interest, it is wonderful that our girls are now not only playing for clubs in the local area but they are also playing to county level.