Community Blog Friday October 15th

posted on 15 October 2010

Hi Everyone, as this is our first blog we thought we’d take the opportunity to introduce ourselves.

From Left to Right:

Jodie Travis: Dance Development Officer

Gavyn Lighthowler: Development Officer

Dan Hardy: Children In Need Projects Officer

Richard Cattley: Development Officer

Clare Marlow: Women and Girls Development Officer

We are all full-time development officers at the club, and it is our job to deliver programmes to schools in and around the local area. It is also our job to promote our team, the Wildcats to as wider audience as possible, so at one time or another we are sure you will see us in your area!

Last Friday Gavyn and Jodie visited Heathview School to deliver a Celebrating Difference assembly as part of the schools Pakistani Day. Reports from Gavyn said that all children behaved brilliantly and listened really well to the assembly.

Last week and this week have been particularly busy for us, as it’s what we call Festival week. On Tuesday 12th, Jodie ran a Street Dance Festival at Outwood Memorial Hall, which involved 6 schools from the Outwood area coming together and performing the street dance pieces that they have been working on for the past 4 weeks.

All the community staff had to get involved, setting up the hall, supervising the children on their journey, and making sure the festival ran smoothly for students and teachers.

Clare moved her Women and girls Academy to Quegs this week and the girls loved training in such great facilities. She will be running the Academy from there now every Monday Evening from 6-7pm and new comers are more than welcome to attend!

On Thursday, Clare also took 2 of the girls teams that she coaches in After School Clubs to a Year 7 Tag Festival which was held at Castleford Panthers. For some of the girls from City High and Kettlethorpe it was their first time taking part in this type of activity, and Clare said they did a great job!

In between all of our usual sessions, we have also been delivering Season Ticket Assemblies, trying to let all the Juniors know about our fantastic £20 Junior Season Ticket!

Over the past 2 weeks we have visited Crofton Juniors, Walton Primary, Crofton Infants, Ledger Lane and The Mount with our fun assembly which is set to music. We hope lots of boys and girls from these schools will take advantage of the offer that is available up until Christmas.

Next week we have another big festival coming up, and we hope to see you all on the 22nd at the Town Hall!!!!! Will we be there 9am sharp with our banners and of course Daddy Cool!

This Friday we ended our week with a visit to Kingsland School which is a special school for pupils with severe and profound multiple learning difficulties. As part of our Kick It Programme, Jodie led the sessions with the rest of the team on hand to help. We were especially excited about this school as we got to deliver our new Tackle Health Assembly which is really smart and is all about Daddy Cool getting ready for a big race.

We have another busy week coming up so we will update you all again, next Friday, on our commmunity news. Simply click on our ‘Community Blog’ button on the right hand side of the website. See you in a week!

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