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Kilwinning Academy's £4k grant

Published: 16 Jan 2014 12:000 comments

Kilwinning Academy has been given a £4,000 grant as part of the Celebrate scheme in the lead up to this year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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The scheme, which will see local schools and community groups receive funding in order to involve people of Scotland in the sports on offer during the games.

Megan Clark, the Active Schools Coordinator for Kilwinning Academy applied for the grant and was delighted to receive the funding, she said: “It’s absolutely fantastic. There is finally going to be Commonwealth sports on offer at Kilwinning Academy and all pupils will get the chance to take part. It is great to give back to the community and the kids will leave with the knowledge of seven sports that feature at the Commonwealth Games.”

The school have contacted seven local sports groups and plan to have them in the school for a week in June with the money going towards the hiring of the coaches and towards equipment which will remain in the school and be part of the 2014 legacy.

The sports which will be featuring are Rugby 7s (Irvine Rugby Club), Table Tennis (Garnock Table Tennis Club), Gymnastics (Irvine Bay Gymnastics), Judo (Loretta Judo Club), Athletics (North Ayrshire Athletics Club), Hockey (North Ayrshire Hockey) and Sqaush (Dreghorn Squash and Racketball Club).

By the end of the week in June, around 840 kids from S2-S6 will have taken part in half of the Commonwealth sports.

For the full story see this week's Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald.

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