Castlederg High School received an Active Schools grant of £6,527 for a programme focused on increasing participation in football with school children age range 8-18. The Castlederg High School Football Club’s aim was to deliver this programme with Killen Football Club in order to build links with Killen Ladies Football Club.
Funding was utilised to deliver the programme within 18 weeks using the facilities at Castlederg High School. Transport element of funding was essential due to rural area where the project took place as public transport is limited. Local IFA coaches fulfilled their targets to coach the children within their 18 week timeframe.
The project was a great success and gave an opportunity for 70 females of different cultural backgrounds in low density populated area to come together and participate in extracurricular physical activity.
St Malachy’s Primary School, Belfast, received an Active Schools grant of £2,680 for a programme aimed at increasing participation among children aged 8+ in GAA based sports including Gaelic Football, Camogie, Handball and Soccer in order to provide school pupils with new experiences which promote a healthy active lifestyle.
Funding was utilised to deliver the programme within 12 weeks using the facilities at a local high quality community centre and multi-use games area which was hired and used to deliver sessions with specialist coaches. Funding also covered equipment and transport expenses.
The project was a great success and gave an opportunity for increased participation particularly among females and ethnic minorities to come together and participate in extracurricular physical activity.
“I wanted to keep the children’s confidence high through participation in sport…I personally believe the project was a success overall.” Christopher Colhoun: PE Teacher