Students bowl through exams

Students have been bowling through their exam sessions
Students have been bowling through their exam sessions
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A unique experiment at Thame Bowls Club has given school pupils the opportunity to learn about the sport during their GCSEs.

For six weeks during the summer, 12 students from Lord William’s School attended the course under the guidance of eight coaches from across the county and club members.

The special course, which formed part of the pupils’ GCSE sports exam, was arranged by teachers Chris Daplyn and Sue Benson, and all the students passed with flying colours.

Thame Bowls Club chairman Bill Giles said he was delighted with the way students adapted to bowling and hoped many of them would join his club in the next year.

Following the success of the course, it is set to become an annual event, with each successive GCSE year having the option to learn the sport.