Curling is a highly inclusive sport that caters for all ability levels, incorporates educational elements and is great fun for pupils. Curling’s Cool is a Scottish Curling development programme delivered at ice rinks throughout Scotland to primary 6 & 7 school pupils.
- Health & Fitness
- Leadership development
- Transferable skills; team work and communication
- Lessons of endeavour, of winning and losing
- Individual challenge
- Building confidence
- Improvement in social well-being
- Sense of achievement
Curling’s Cool provides pupils with an introduction to curling through a dry-run visit to schools followed by 4 sessions on ice at a local rink. All sessions are led by qualified Scottish Curling coaches who aim to provide all participants with a positive learning experience.
Coaches provide instruction and a variety of fun drills to teach pupils the basics of the game including:
- Safety awareness
- Delivery technique
- Sweeping technique
- Team communication skills
- Tactics and basic shot signals
- Game rules
On completion of the programme, each pupil receives a Curling’s Cool certificate and keepsake in recognition of their achievement in the sport.
Many ice rinks also host an inter-school curling competition for each class that has participated in the Curling’s Cool programme during the season.
Over 5000 pupils took part in the Curling’s Cool programme in 2013-14.
If your school wants to get involved contact Development Manager Ailidh Hood by email or telephone 07710 090651.