Welcome to Halifax’s very first junior ‘Have a ball league’.
Sessions of coaching with fun and games will start on Monday 4th November 4.30 til 6pm. Juniors between the ages of 7-18 will be able to sign up to the course. Attend for 15 weeks (£8 per session), and at the end of the course you will get to pick your very own bowling ball to keep.
Qualified BTBA Coaches )DBS enhanced checked) will teach you in the following areas:
Holding the ball
Releasing the ball
Stance and approach
Rules of the sport
Bowling is a friendly competitive sport with many positives, it is not affected by the weather. Meaning no more cold football pitches with parents standing around. Furthermore, it will help develop maths skills, as well as improving social and interpersonal skills. All the while your child will enjoy the sport and improve their game.
Come and enjoy some family fun bowling here at Electric Bowl. We have lots going on throughout the week to keep the kids entertained during half-term.
Children who are bowling wearing fancy dress costumes will get a FREE small SPOOKY slush each. Also, glow in the dark bowling will available from 12noon throughout the week. Furthermore, knock over the RED PIN and enter our competition to win some great prizes.
Finally, complete our Ghost Hunt and win a prize, and all juniors will get a glow in dark wrist band.
Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1.
This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31 they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth.
In addition to causing trouble and damaging crops, Celts thought that the presence of the otherworldly spirits made it easier for the Druids, or Celtic priests, to make predictions about the future. For a people entirely dependent on the volatile natural world, these prophecies were an important source of comfort and direction during the long, dark winter.
To commemorate the event, Druids built huge sacred bonfires, where the people gathered to burn crops and animals as sacrifices to the Celtic deities. During the celebration, the Celts wore costumes, typically consisting of animal heads and skins, and attempted to tell each other’s fortunes.
When the celebration was over, they re-lit their hearth fires, which they had extinguished earlier that evening, from the sacred bonfire to help protect them during the coming winter.