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All pupils from Thornliebank Primary and Nursery recently took part in a fun day of sport activity, organised in partnership with their ERCL Active School Coordinator, Sarah Bird.
Each class was timetabled to enjoy taster sessions in a variety of different sports including Judo, Bollywood Dancing, Handball and Football, delivered by professional coaches from a number of local clubs in East Renfrewshire.
The aim of the day was to encourage pupils to be more active, whilst allowing them to try out new sports. Pupils were generously sponsored by family, friends and the community, to take part in activities in order to raise money for school funds. These funds will then go towards increasing the quality of sporting opportunities on offer for pupils, before school and after school as well as purchase new sports equipment for the school.
The feedback from pupils and staff was extremely positive - with pupils thoroughly enjoying the activities on offer.
To find out more about what sport and physical activity opportunities are available in Thornliebank or in any school across East renfrewshire please contact the Active Schools team.
Thornliebank Primary annually hosts a fundraising day to allow the school to provide more and higher quality, extra-curricular sports opportunities for pupils. This year, the Sports Committee were extremely enthusiastic about the idea of having a range of different activities on offer, to allow fellow peers to experience different sports. Thanks to the generosity of local clubs - Giffnock Soccer Centre, ProJudo, EK Handball and Seema - Bollywood Dance Coach, I was able to offer a timetable of activity for the school and nursery. Despite football in the rain, the day was a huge success which will hopefully see an increase in pupils participating in these sport activities in school and within the local community.
Sarah Bird, Active School Coordinator, Woodfarm Cluster