Alex Rankine – a p6 student from Pirniehall Primary School – played a starring role this morning at North Edinburgh Arts, when recording the voice over for our new on-line ‘Spartans Smilers’ oral health education module for children aged P3. As part of an updated training solution, the new module will piloted in St David’s Primary School after the summer holidays.
On Tuesday SCFA Community Coaches Lynsey and Kerr delivered four hours worth of football coaching and games to twenty three S2-S6 pupils from Portobello High School. Participants were put through their paces and faced numerous football challenges over the two day visit.
Today saw our community coaching team co-ordinate and deliver a girls only football festival in partnership with Active Edinburgh and volunteers from Nike and Spartans Women’s SWPL/SWFL teams. Five local primary schools participated in fun football drills and small sided games with over 100 girls taking part throughout the day. Spartans FC and Scotland Internationalist player Lana Clelland was on hand to show off her football skills and encourage everyone who attended.
Our hugely popular ‘Bend it like Beesley’ Summer programme is now open for bookings, named after 1st team Scottish Cup hero, Jack Beesley.
We run 7 weeks throughout the Summer for ages 3-12, helping players improve their dribbling, scoring and passing. As well as having masses of fun, players who attend the whole week receive a Bend it like Beesley medal for their efforts.
Our Community synthetic pitch is closed today between 8am and 3pm for pitch maintenance. i.e. to enable 7 a side pitch markings to be sprayed on each of the 7 a side pitches.
The Academy has signed up to play our part, along with other local organisations (such as My Adventure and Kabo Boxing) at the West Pilton Park ‘sports day’ on 13th June (from 12pm-4pm).
The event has been arranged by Pilton Community Health Partnership (PCHP) and is part of a series of events being delivered to enable PCHP & partners to engage with the local community about the park, regarding how it could be developed and used for the benefit of the community going forward.
The Academy is taking 13 x young people from local schools away this week to take part in a Hopscotch residential experience. The residential is being led by SCFA Youth Workers Stewart Stout and Amy Henderson, supported by Jonny Kay (SCFA Community Coach).
The Academy is hosting our annual Sports Day today. Around 250 x primary school aged children (aged p7) from St David’s, Pirniehall, Forthview, Craigroyston, Flora Stevenson and Blackhall Primary School are taking part in a range of sporting activities, including – triathlon, mountain biking, boxing, judo, fencing, athletics and football.
Yesterday and today saw SCFA Community Coach Jonny Kay deliver four hours worth of football coaching and games to twenty S1-S4 pupils from Tynecastle High School. Participants were put through their paces and faced numerous football challenges over the two day visit.
Alternative Curriculum student Daniel Osbourne hard work and effort over the past 10 weeks saw him rewarded with a 1:1 meeting with Hearts F.C. Manager Robbie Neilson yesterday. The two mainly chatted about football with Robbie passing on some invaluable advice to Daniel throughout the conversation.