I’m sure all visitors to the school have seen our Wider Achievements Board. This is a display where we like to share the personal achievements, outwith school, of our pupils.
Recently, we have had a ballerina and a footballer. Now we have two more additions to our board.
Another of our pupils came to tell us of his footballing success. As part of the Glentanar Community Football Club, this young man was awarded the Player of the Week Trophy. He was telling me that you have to attend your training sessions and participate in all the skill drills that the coaches are teaching. Our budding footballer must have been working very hard as his coach presented him with the trophy. He has told me that he enjoys being part of a team, meeting and making new friends and playing against other teams, as well as learning and practising his new football skills. Well done, sir, and you keep up the good work at your football!
Our second wider achiever was a young lady who came to show me her
certificates for attending and participating in cheerleading. She has to learn her routines and practise them with the cheerleading troupe and then perform them for an audience and judges in competitions. She informed me that she enjoyed the physical activity and working as part of a team or troupe. Learning new routines and practising them so that you can carry them through without mistakes was another of the things that she enjoyed. Obviously a young lady who enjoys a challenge. Like her footballing peer, she also enjoyed meeting and making friends with new people. Well done, and I hope I’ll see you cheerleading at some big event in the not too distant future!
We are always amazed at the range of activities our pupils participate in out of school, so please, share your Wider Achievements with us!
UNCRC / RRSA
Article 15 – Every child has the right to meet with other children and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights.
Article 29 – Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full….
Article 31 – Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.