Active Schools Virtual Awards: Community Sport Hub Club of the Year

Murrayfield Table Tennis Club

Murrayfield Table Tennis Club work across several clusters including The Royal HS, Broughton HS, Wester Hailes Education Centre and Tynecastle HS. They deliver regular extra-curricular sessions on a voluntary basis. They have recently established a free ‘drop in’ session at The Gyle Shopping Centre for anyone who wants to pick up a bat and play. They are an inclusive club engaging with pupils with ASN and they have started delivering TT in care homes and working with people with dementia. They were involved in a recent project at Broughton HS where local care homes were invited to the high school for lunch with residents then having the opportunity to play TT. Murrayfield Table Tennis Club deliver regular CPD (Continued Professional Development) to teachers and senior pupils which has enabled the delivery of more sessions and created more volunteers. The club are part of the Broughton Community Sports Hub and are involved in discussions regarding developing opportunities across Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Dance Academy (EDA)

EDA support the Active Schools Programme at Broughton HS and Granton PS by offering free dance. The club have performed and delivered tasters at various events as part of Broughton Community Sports Hub. They voluntarily deliver holiday camps as part of the Community Sport Hub Holiday Programme. They have also participated in a range of community events. EDA have developed senior pupils through the Dance Leadership Programme. They have supported the dance section of Games @ The Hub, delivered tasters at Parasport Festivals and supported Active Schools Citywide Dance Shows. Suzie Galloway and the EDA are truly great. No request is too big and they are always willing to get involved. They always attend CSH Forums and are keen to explore further development opportunities.

Portobello Panthers

The club have risen from an Active Schools cluster session coached by a few Edinburgh University players on a Sunday to a fully functional and constituted club with additional weekly training sessions. The club held a parent and pupil Sunday promotion session which attracted nearly 50 participants, and which saw the development of Summer Holiday camps with over 40 pupils in attendance. They were successful in recruiting 8 parent volunteers to take on club committee roles. To increase impact, they have created partnerships with Edinburgh University and Active Schools. The Club proactively look at how they can further enhance the number of participants and the quality of what they deliver. The benefits of the links established has been specifically felt in Portobello High School where the number of pupils now involved in netball with a clear school-club pathway has grown to 50.

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