Year 5 Crown Green Bowling

Year 5 Bowling


In our school, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Year 5 have started bowling. But not 10 pin like most of us will have played. It is Crown Green Bowling. We play it at the back of school, as there is a miniature field there. Half of the class has already had a taster session. That includes me. I hope you enjoy reading this.

The suspense and build up

We never expected to arrive at school in the morning and get told that some of us were going to the back of school to play bowling. It definitely lit up the class and everybody was excited about it, especially Spencer, as he is very good at it. When we were at the back of school, I didn’t expect to see my Uncle Bob as the teacher, as I had never known he played bowling before. Anyway, back on target.

Playing it

We got put into groups of 4 and 5. I got put with Alex, Cohen and Antoni (My reporting friend). None of us had any experience with it, so we weren’t the best at it, but we were learning quickly. When we got the hang of things, we were practically professionals (not really) but we were very good at it for our first day. There was no excuse for loss as the grass was brilliantly cut and the atmosphere was perfect for a game of bowling. I eventually realised that they actually played games there, as they had a board that said “home” and “visitors”. We did play a few games. Alex and Cohen were on the same team. So that meant that Antoni and I were on the same team. In between we had a few discussions on how we should play, so it is a game of tactics sometimes, as it may not seem. At the end of the first round, we did win, making it 1-0 to us (not trying to brag). Until it went on to be 1-1, then 1-2, then 1-3, then 1-4 to Alex and Cohen. Antoni and I did hold a couple more points for our team, making it 2-4 and then 3-4, but overall we did get beat. We showed each other a sign of very good at it, polite, and just tried to help us if we ever got anything wrong or struggled on something. 

As we were leaving, all you could hear was “Noooo” and “I really want to do that again next week. You could tell that nobody wanted to leave, so everyone enjoyed it, including me. When we got back to class there was nothing else to talk about other than bowling. In the end, it was probably the most fun I had in the school area. Congratulations to the teachers who taught us this type of bowling.