Funding boost for school club

Enjoy-a-Ball coach Gary Roberts , Adele Crothall (BPS Fundraising Group), Councillor Manjinder Shergill, Mr Paul Meehan and Mandy Ford.
Enjoy-a-Ball coach Gary Roberts , Adele Crothall (BPS Fundraising Group), Councillor Manjinder Shergill, Mr Paul Meehan and Mandy Ford.

The sky was the limit when children at Bearsden Primary School received £3,168 from Glasgow Airport’s FlightPath Fund recently.

Established in 2010, the FlightPath Fund was set up to provide financial support to charities and community groups committed to improving facilities and services for local people in and around the airport.

The grant will enable over 240 pupils to take part in a lunchtime sports club ‘Enjoy-a-ball’ which will help to improve their fitness and wellbeing.

The club follows on from an event which was held at the school last year which celebrated Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games and encouraged children to get active in sport.

Sport Rocks! aimed to create a legacy by establishing lunchtime and after-school activity clubs at the school.

This grant will be used to continue “Enjoy-a-ball” which has to date been funded by the school fundraising group.

East Dunbartonshire councillor Manjinder Shergill, who is a member of the FlightPath Fund committee, presented the cheque to Paul Meehan, head teacher at Bearsden Primary School.

Mr Meehan said: “We are always looking for ways to improve the school experience for our pupils and this funding will help us to provide high quality, structured and fun games during lunchtimes. I would like to thank the fundraising group for all of their efforts to secure this money and the Flight Path Fund for backing our proposal.”

Gary Roberts from Enjoy-a-ball said: “The lunch time activity club operates three days a week at the school and covers a multi-sports programme that gradually develops sports specific skills and confidence across ball sports.

“It also helps to bring healthiness, an understanding of various sports, transferable skills andtechniques, and helps with team building as well as independence through sports. ”

Mandy Ford from the BPS fundraising group added: “We are delighted to be awarded such a generous amount from the FlightPath Fund.

“The feedback we’ve had from the pupils and parents has been very positive and most importantly the children are having great fun!”