PUPILS from schools across Inverclyde have been taking part in this years ‘Curling’s Cool’ programme.
The programme, which is a joint initiative between the Royal Caledonian Curling Club (RCCC), Inverclyde Leisure and Active Schools Sports Development, utilises local coaches to deliver a four-week programme and aims to teach the pupils balance and movement, technique, rules and game situations in order to enthuse children to take part in the sport.
The Curling’s Cool schools programme takes place at the Waterfront, Greenock, from September through to March and involves nine schools including Additional Support Need establishments from the Inverclyde area.
Pupils from Glenburn School with their certificates
Schools participate on Mondays and Thursdays during the school terms and curling season. Ten qualified voluntary coaches from local clubs give up their time on a weekly basis to deliver the programme.
Seven youngsters from Glenburn School, Greenock, are amongst the recent pupils to take part and their enthusiasm was second to none. The greatest difficulty for the coaches was to encourage the three girls and four boys to go back to school!
On completing the course, pupils were presented with certificates and medals in recognition of their achievement.