DIFFERENT generations came together as schoolchildren joined in with Harrow Bowls Club.
Year six children from Alpha Preparatory School in Hindes Road, Harrow, popped down the road to Harrow Recreation Ground to learn about the sport and join in with some games.
Members of the club were keen to attract younger participants to the sport and after a successful visit on Tuesday last week, pupils visited again this week.
Ann Snell, who has been a member of the Harrow Bowls Club for six years, said: “We are trying to get a little bit of a better image for bowls. Most people think it is just for the old and decrepit. We thought that we would try and get some youngsters to have a go.
“It was nice to give them an experience that they are not used to and they seemed to thoroughly enjoy it. Looking towards the future it would be nice to set up a Saturday morning club where younger people can come along and take part on a regular basis.”
Nine boys and seven girls were involved.
Gordon Bartlett, teacher at Alpha Preparatory School and manager of Wealdstone FC, took the children along and thought it was a great success.
“It was fantastic,” he said. “They wanted to give the children a new experience, something that they had not done before and the kids really enjoyed it and it was just a lovely atmosphere.
“One of the boys as we were leaving said how brilliant it was, and it was nice to see the youngsters mixing with older members of the community.”