Staff just edge it against Centre Forwards

Centre Forwards v FVC Staff

Staff just edge it against Centre Forwards

Centre Forward students took on Forth Valley College staff recently (Wednesday 12 June) in a football challenge match at the Falkirk Stadium.

In a very closely contested match, the staff team edged a narrow victory against the Centre Forward – Making Your Next Move programme team.

Stephen Grainger, Curriculum Manager in FVC’s Department of Business and Communities, said “This was a great way to end what has been a very successful year for this new and exciting programme. The staff may have won the football match, but the real winners are the students.

“Their confidence has grown so much since the programme started in January and they have already achieved several SQA, SFA and First Aid qualifications. I would like to say a huge thank you to Lynne Frail, our Employability Workplace Co-ordinator and Tracey Higgins, Falkirk Football Community Foundation (FFCF) Tutor, who between them have done a fantastic job supporting these students on their journey. Here’s to the continued success next session and we look forward to the inevitable re-match.”

FVC’s Department of Business and Communities – who have extensive expertise in this area – have teamed up with FFCF who will use the ‘Development through Sport’ model to help accelerate learning and development as well as promote self-esteem and confidence.

Combined with certificated SQA units, the project will offer a comprehensive suite of skills that will enable each young person taking part to overcome their individual barriers to progression. All of the classroom based workshops are coupled with practical sport/physical activity sessions to enhance skills-for-work, decision-making, problem-solving and team work, whilst enhancing feelings of belonging, contribution and achievement.

In addition, young people taking part are enrolled as FVC students and will therefore benefit from the range of student resources available, including the Learning Resource Centre, Student Services and on-campus gym.

The Changing Lives Through Physical Activity grant programme- which helps to fund the programme - is supported by The Robertson Trust, The Scottish Government, sportscotland and Spirit of 2012.

Anyone looking to find out more should visit: https://www.forthvalley.ac.uk/courses/supported-learning/centre-forward-programme

 

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