Thursday, October 14, 2010

Successful Braehead Camp

I mentioned here that Braehead was planning to hold a curling camp this week for schoolchildren with three days of intensive coaching. This went ahead successfully.

Complete beginners were taught all the basics of curling and by the third day were sliding down the ice and delivering curling stones full length. Two more experienced youngsters were able to improve their delivery and sweeping skills and also helped the newcomers with their wide knowledge of the game. Children were split into teams, for on and off ice activities, including classroom sessions and a musical warm up.

The on ice sessions were from 10am to 12 noon and then 1pm to 3pm each day and covered a wide range of coaching by qualified coaches at Braehead. Each child had their slide filmed, using equipment supplied by the Braehead Development Group and were then able to watch the play back on the big screen in the comfort of the Braehead Bar. Loads of fun games were played on the ice during the camp but also several full length games and the improvement over the three days by all the children was quite dramatic.

At the end of the course, every child received a certificate along with a curling mug and the children who stay local are hoping to join the junior club at Braehaed.

The parents were full of praise for the venture and thanked David Horne (CDO at Braehead) and the volunteer coaches for a well organised and extremely fun filled three days.

Campers photo is courtesy of David Horne. Back L-R: Sarah Clinch, Lucy Fleming, Rebecca Gray, Courtney Love, Meta Eccleston (Coach). Front: Ann Fleming and Ruairidh Geddes.