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Active Schools work regularly with Abertay University and we are delighted to offer the level 5 sports leadership course for free through Sports Leaders UK and provide them with a qualification whilst offering them practical experience in the coaching industry. From October students have voluntary taken part in this course whilst undertaking their normal studies. The students have had to time manage their lectures whilst conducting 10 hours of voluntary coaching in various primary schools in Dundee. The students have started to lead and assist athletics, fitness, basketball, swimming and dance clubs whilst also assisting in the running of events such as Fun in Athletics.
This year, Baldragon and Braeview Academies are also delivering Sports Leaders UK Level 5, which has been a big success with 40 pupils being offered the chance to complete the course overall. This term, Braeview Academy have been working with Jane Russell (Badminton Scotland) to obtain their Badminton Leaders qualification. 14 pupils passed their Badminton Leaders and delivered a 'Big Hit' festival for P7 pupils from both Longhaugh and Ballumbie PS's. 114 P7 pupils were involved from the primary schools (see pictures)
The Baldragon cluster Sport Leader's have so far been trained as tennis leaders, have taking part and devised mini kickers training sessions and also Fun In Athletics training. They have also taken part in an Archery session with Ancrum Outdoor as a model of good practice relating to health and safety. The sports leaders have also delivered in all cluster primary schools and trained teams to take part in the local Fun in athletics , all in over 120 pupils took part in these sessions. In the lead up to Christmas the leaders are devising new early year programmes to be delivered in the New Year.