Belmont Academy

Coaching Academy 

Callum Collie and Kirsty Ross have been selected to be part of the Active Schools Coaching Academy Programme during 2017-18.

As part of this leadership programme the S5 pupils will attend a number of different courses throughout the year and they have already started delivery within the Belmont Cluster.

Kirsty and Callum will choose to take part in sport specific courses in addition to the compulsory courses of First Aid, Safeguarding and Protecting Children, Disability Awareness Training, Positive Coaching Scotland and Public Speaking.

Sports Leaders

This year we have 26 Sports Leaders who will be working on leadership skills and developing their coaching skills throughout the year.

As part of their Sports Leaders’ course they must volunteer for at least 10 hours delivering any sport they choose, or work within a community group.

The Sports Leaders will be undertaking different coaching courses from August till October 2017 and then will go on to deliver in the Belmont Cluster Primary Schools. They have already delivered activities within the ASN School, Southcraig Campus, during June 2017. The Sports Leaders did a fantastic job and the school will be keen to support the programme during 2017-18.

Belmont Sport Leaders will also be delivering transition clubs within Belmont Academy from November to March.

Young Ambassadors

Zoe Tolloch and Nathan Murray from S4 were selected to attend this year’s Young Ambassador Conference at Hampden Park on 12th September.

The Young Ambassador programme is a programme designed to support young people to promote sport in the local community.

During the conference  the Young Ambassadors had the opportunity to gain valuable public speaking skills, attend workshops to highlight previous good practice from other Young Ambassadors throughout the country, and develop their own ideas with support from sportscotland and their Active Schools Coordinator.

Dance Leaders

Sarah Fergusson, Rachel Gilchrist and Emma Hawkin have been selected as Belmont Academy’s Dance Leaders this year and completed their Level 1 Dance Leaders Course with YDance during the summer holidays.

The girls will be delivering in the Belmont Cluster, and will help develop dance and fit for girl’s programmes throughout the year, preparing pupils for the South Ayrshire Dance Competition in December 2017.

Who to contact

Caitlin Anderson
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