Thanks to the partnership between SportInspired, Sky Sports, Youth Sport Trust and Falkirk Community Trust's Active Schools team, on Wednesday 18th March, 198 P5s and 6s from 3 different schools were presented with the fantastic opportunity to take part in a Sky Sports Living for Sport LIVE at Grangemouth Sports Complex.
On this day 198 primary school children from Bowhouse Primary, Beancross and Moray Primary took part in 5 sports, skills session run by professional athletes Chris Cook and Craig McCann and a Healthy Living session run by Sky volunteers.
During the day the children got to experience different, locally available sports, including Rugby, Athletics, VX, Football and Taekwondo, with the aim that they could find one or more that they want to continue playing. They also participated in the Healthy Living session, which gave them insight on eating healthier and how that will positively affect their bodies. They also learnt all about the importance of working together as a team.
The winning teams were presented their trophies, one for the Competition Winners and one for the Team Spirit Winners, by Athlete Mentors Chris and Craig and special guest, Lord Provost, Pat Reid. We were honoured to have him join us at such an important community building event.
Sky Sports Living for Sport ‘Lives’, like this one, are very important for encouraging children to keep active, eat healthy and gain important life skills at a young age that will help them in their future endeavours.
Games Manager, Kat Hodge from SportInspired said, “This was our first SSLFS Live in the Falkirk area and I have to say, the response was incredible. The noise levels from all the cheering was off the scale and kids and volunteers alike were throwing themselves into everything with such enthusiasm. What a great day!”
Steve Plummer, Falkirk Cannons said, “Just wanted to send a big thanks for the day today, we had a great time, we're all knackered but happy!!! We've had a few enquiries from schools wanting to introduce VX so that is a great result for the sport in Scotland. Was well organised and the kids were awesome."