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 an RCCC 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 RCCC 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.