On Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd March we ran the Primary 4 “Speed Taster Days”. This was organised by Kirsty Cameron and the Active Schools Co-ordinators, in conjunction with Archie. Over the two days we had 427 P4 pupils from 11 schools in the Three Towns area. The schools were – Ardeer, Caledonia, Dykesmains, Glencairn, Hayocks, Mayfield, Stanley, St John’s, St Peter’s, West Kilbride and Winton. The goal of the project was to give the children a fun day and expose them to speed skating with the hope that they would be encouraged to come back skating and possibly try speed skating. The children were given basic skating instruction, followed with basic speed skating coaching. They then watched a demonstration by four of our skaters, Kathryn Lorna Connor and Euan, before racing themselves. The enthusiasm, fun, sporting ability and natural competitiveness of the children made this an unforgettable experience for all involved. With the vast majority of the children not having skated before it was hard work and an intense two days. Thanks must go to the coaches and assistants for giving up two days of their time and putting in a great effort to ensure the P4’s had a rewarding experience.
Coaches: Carol Miller, Kirsty Cameron, Archie Marshall
Assistants: Kathryn Thomson, Lorna Thomson, Connor Hull, Euan Taylor, Benny McCormack