The trip was supported by Jade Brydon who was volunteering with us for the day.
Our latest ‘Making Magic Memories’ trip seen the Academy take 12 x young people to the Time Capsule on Wednesday for some swimming pool based fun and games. Thanks go to Ellen Henretty (one of our regular FooTEA volunteers) who helped out on the trip. Next up, is a trip to Jungle Adventure today, for our latest MMM adventure!
The Academy is taking part in the MYDG annual Youth Work Games 2015 today and tomorrow. We have entered two teams this year, supported by Academy youth workers Kenny & Amy.
The Academy took a group of 11 x young people from our MC FoooTEA youth work provision and 1 x Academy Ambassador volunteer to BeeCraigs Country Park as part of our summer holiday programme today.
The Academy summer holiday Making Magic Memories programme got off to a roaring start today with a trip to Xtreme Karting (an indoor go karting facility). 12 x young people plus 1 x Academy Ambassador volunteer took part in the trip led by Kenny & Stewart.
Today’s MMM trip was funded by The Edinburgh Driveway Company, who is one of our youth work services sponsors for 2015.
The Craig Gowans Guinness World Record Match 2015 has reached it’s final day. The world record attempt which kicked off at 1pm at the Academy on Saturday 4th July, ends tonight Wednesday 8th July at 10pm.
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.