Dr Alasdair Allan MSP, Minister for Learning, Science & Scotland’s Languages and Shona Robison MSP, Minister for Commonwealth Games & Sport visited Tollcross Primary this morning. During their visit, ministers met our P6/7 pupils and shared the Outdoor PE Route our pupils have created at the Union Canal. We are sure they enjoyed their visit.
This is what the ministers said about the Outdoor PE Project …
“Really impressed with the use of technology in this project. Kids really enjoyed the activities and were “puffed” by the end, which is what I like to see ! Would be good to see this idea shared with schools across Scotland.”
Shona Robison, Sports Minister
“Great to see the school so involved in designing and using something that helps you learn and keep fit at the same time. Sure other schools will want to copy.
Alastair Allan, Schools Minister
Thank you to everyone who came along to offer their support this afternoon. Great to hear everyone encouraging each other and trying their best !
Thank you to Sciennes and James Gillespie’s Primary for participating in our outdoor PE Route at the Union Canal . We very much appreciate the feedback we received, this will help us to make improvements and identify areas we are getting right. We really enjoyed working with pupils from both schools, lots of enthusiasm and an excellent attitude. It was great to have the opportunity to share this project with our cluster schools, thank you for a very active
Tollcross Primary was awarded £3000 from Education Scotland to develop core skills in P.E. Our project involves setting up stations along the canal basin to develop core skills, using QR codes to provide instructions. A QR reader will be used to download the instructions to complete the course and a certificate will be available to download once the course is complete. Yesterday P6/7 pupils were out at the canal to find out how it is being used.
Pupils used a mind map to plan their ideas and are working with Ms Chadwick and Mr Devine to design and create a course to develop core PE skills. Follow our blog for further updates.
We have been successful in our application for funding from Education Scotland. The funding will enable us to develop a key project using technologies to develop and enhance core skills in PE. This will involve setting up an outdoor PE resource to be used by pupils, local families and local businesses with the aim of encouraging a more active lifestyle while focusing on developing core skills in PE. This is a very exciting project and we will keep you updated with our progress.