The Community Sheer Skill programme started on 13th September with 19 young people (11 girls and 8 boys) from various sports clubs, community groups, schools as well as participates from other BCSDN lead projects. The young people are aged between 16 -19 years of age and come from all areas of the greater Belfast area. The programme has been designed so that after the participates have completed the 10 week programme they will receive: OCN - Diversity in sport, Futsal -Introductory award, Dodgeball - Introductory award, Heart start certificate, Mountain biking session, Inclusive games training and residential in Newcastle.
The BCSDN team travelled to Newcastle last week for a staff residential for two days. The team took some time to reflect on the past eight months and where we want to go in the future! We also made time to check out some new biking trails in Castlewellan Forest Park for you all. Lots of exciting plans and programmes ahead...stay tuned!
Good Luck to our S4D Facilitator Emma Kelly who is in Melbourne representing Ireland at the 2017 AFL International Cup for the next 3 weeks.
We are so proud to say Emma is one of our own & we are cheering her on! You can follow the 'Irish Banshees' journey on their twitter & facebook page....GOOD LUCK!!
Our placement student Stephen who is with us for six weeks is loving the healthy burritos we made in our Make, Move & Munch Clubs this week!
Stephen has been out and about shadowing all our coaches (pictured with Gary below) and getting to know what life of an S4D Facilitator with BCSDN is all about. We hope you enjoy your time with us Stephen!
We are so happy & honoured to have received the 'PARTNER OF THE YEAR' award from Springvale Learning Employment & Learning Centre at their Graduation last month. We have worked with these guys since Septemeber and the changes we have seen are remarkable! We love working with everyone who is involved on the programmes & we are looking forward to the future. Hard work & commitment pays off!
With support from Hope4Youth we have been delivering cross community 'Sports Leadership' programmes for the past number of weeks. These young men pictured to the left from North Belfast are in the process of completing their Sports Leadership award! We have challenged these young people through a range of different interactive workshops and they have had the opportunity to practise their session planning, assessing and delivery skills! Keep an eye out in the community for these young men putting their newly learnt skills to use.......
BCSDN teamed up with Corrymeela Ballycastle to run ANOTHER Make Move Munch Club. The three day residential involved lots of physical activity, cooking, beach trips, a monster hunt (child friendly), lots of laughing and running around like headless chickens- it was fantastic...... 😄 The group pictured to the left are from the Belfast Central Mission and made the whole experience unforgettable! Caitlin, John and James of BCSDN cooked healthy alternative meals for the mothers to learn, eat and see how easy it can be with the right recipes!