Showing them the ropes
Students organise sports event for local primary school
Students from Forth Valley College organised a multi-sport event at a Falkirk primary school recently.
The event called - Got Game? – was created for Primary four and five aged children at Comely Park Primary School on Thursday 30 November and was designed by HND Events Management students with the aim of promoting physical activity for children by showcasing different opportunities in sport and fitness.
The children were taken through four stations of sporting activities including football, yoga, martial arts and sports day athletics.
Assisting the Events Management students to deliver the activities were NC sport and HNC Fitness students who ran the stations on the day. The event catered for more than100 children from the school and was used as a means of assessing the college students, whilst providing opportunities for physical activity to the school kids.
HND Events Management, student Shawn McMinn (20), said: "Got Game? has been an excellent opportunity to gain some experience in organising and running an event and we are very happy with the success of the event and how well the sports coaches worked with the kids on the day. Seeing the enjoyment that the kids had on the day made Got game? a worthwhile project to organise."
Sport and Fitness lecturer Paul Tannock, who teaches the class, said of the event: “This was an excellent opportunity to engage with the local community whilst assessing students from various courses. With the assistance of Falkirk Community trust and Comely Park Primary we were able to create something that was mutually beneficial.
“The students designed the event from start to finish and performed brilliantly on the day. The children were really receptive to some new activities and seemed to thoroughly enjoy it. The children are at a critical stage in their development and hopefully the event has enlightened them about the options they have to take part and in physical activity and the importance of it."