Volunteer of the Month

Volunteer of the MonthCongratulations to our Active Schools Volunteer of the Month for November – Kasey Saunders . Kasey has been coaching the after school basketball programme for over a year at Hallglen Primary.

Graeme cluster Active Schools Coordinator – Jen Cairns said, “Kasey has developed as a great coach over this last year, in skill and confidence. She was a shy sports leader that came out to the school to help with a club this time last year and has now taken on this role as school team coach running the club every Friday night. She was Hallglen pupil herself and is a great role model to the local kids. Without Kasey investing her time into this club these pupils would not have their own team. Well deserved Kasey”

Favourite sport / activity

Basketball 

How long have you been a volunteer with Active Schools?

Year and 3 months

How did you get involved with Active Schools?

Through sports leader at Graeme High School

What do you enjoy most about Volunteering?

Working with the kids and being able to make a change in their basketball skills 

How has being a volunteer with Active Schools benefited you?

Working with active schools has boosted my confidence and communication skills

Describe your most memorable moment from your time as a volunteer with Active Schools?

Being able to see a boy who attends my basketball club improve over a year with his skills in basketball 

What would you like to be doing in 5 years time?   

Working with kids in sport 

What advice would you give to anyone thinking about becoming a volunteer? 

It's great fun and it also allows you to improve your own skills 

If you could try one sport that you’ve never done before what would it be?

Wrestling 

If you were left on a desert island and could take with you a luxury item, a book, and a piece of music.  What would they be and why?

•My phone so I wouldn't be bored

•Harry Potter book because I like the films 

•Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros- Home, I would choose this song as it's my favourite and it makes me happy 

Published on Wednesday, 30th November 2016

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