School & Community Activity Brochure 2017/18
ABOUT OUR CHARITY The Swindon Wildcats In The Community (SWITC) is a non-profit charity which was established in 2008, with strong links to the Swindon Wildcats Ice Hockey Team. We recognise our role within the whole community and strive to develop both sports participation levels and raise awareness of the severe importance of a healthy lifestyle for children and adults. Currently we have two main divisions within our organisation, that are our Community Schools Programme and the Swindon Wildcats Ice Hockey Academy.
COMMUNITY SCHOOLS PROGRAMME Our Community Schools Programme was set up in 2008, and since that date we have worked with over 50 schools and more than 50,000 children. Alongside this we have worked in partnership with countless charities and at a multitude of local community events. As a schools programme we recognise our role within the whole community and strive to develop opportunities for children and provide schools with new and exciting sporting and educational activities. Due to the success and enthusiasm shown by local schools and their pupils, the programme is continuing to expand year-on-year, allowing us to reach even more children in Swindon and the surrounding area. We provide an array of programmes designed specifically for schools, and outlined on the following pages of this brochure.
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OUR SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
STREET HOCKEY SPORTS CLUB
INTRODUCTION TO ICE SKATING
KIDZONE FREE TICKET OFFER
SCHOOL VISITS & ASSEMBLIES
SCHOOL FAYRES & FETES
Samuel Bullas Community Development Officer
Rob Pamphilon Community Sports Coach
INTRODUCTION TO ICE SKATING Sign you school up for Ice Skating lessons from £1.33 per child!*
This package is a six to ten week programme,
Pre-prepared risk assessments are provided for all
which incorporates groups of up to 30. The
users, and discounts are available for schools that
children are coached at Link Centre, Swindon in a
book for a number of sessions during the school
specially contained area of the skating rink by
year. This programme is designed to be
highly qualified and DBS checked coaches.
applicable for delivery in school hours. Skates and helmets are provided and included in the
The aim of this course is to introduce ice skating
into your current school’s curriculum, allowing your pupils to derive new experiences, which has
We also provide an array of support, guidance
the potential to have a life changing effect on
and detailed information for any pupils who wish
health and sports participation.
to take their passion forward, as we have very strong connections with the Swindon Wildcats Ice
Ice skating has been proven to have tremendous
Hockey Academy and their Learn to Play Ice
improvements in both motor skills such as balance,
strength, coordination and cognitive skills such as engagement and confidence. This programme is in accordance with the government’s aim for children to be more active during the school day.
* based on a group of 30 and a 2 term booking.
STREET HOCKEY SPORTS CLUB Street Hockey at your school coached by highly qualified professional and international ice hockey players and coaches.
This exciting package is designed to deliver a six
experiences, which has the potential to have a life
week (or more) street hockey course, with new
changing effect on health and sports
skills being taught weekly. As with all of our
programmes, whilst the emphasis is on fun, the children also learn the skills involved in playing
This programme is designed to be most applicable
for delivery as an after-school club, yet can also be delivered within school hours at your school or
The course activities range from basic stick control
local sports club and all sessions are ran by highly
to game based learning exercises, aimed to
qualified and DBS c hec ked coac hes. All
develop a multitude of both motor and cognitive
necessary equipment (including sticks, balls and
skills. As with all our programmes, each session is
goals) is provided.
catered specifically for the participants, as a needs analysis is prepared before eac h programme, taking into consideration a vast array of aspects such as age, skill level and gender. Like all our programmes, the aim of this course is to introduce new sports to your current schoolâ€™s curriculum, allowing your pupils to derive new
SCHOOL VISITS & ASSEMBLIES Have the Wildcats into your school for a free, fun, interactive and educational school assembly or visit. This programme can be used alongside our Kidzone Ticket Giveaway!
Our free school assembly and visit programme is
photographs to strangers and much more. Our
designed to bring new and exciting experiences
aim is to educate the children to help prevent
to your whole school. All of our assemblies are
potential issues and keep the children within the
interactive, fun and most of all, educational. We
ward of Swindon safe and secure.
utilise videos and sports equipment to engage and
The second part of the assembly visit will involve
excite the children.
the sport ice hockey. Within this, we outline the sport, talk through some of the rules and even
Each year a school assembly is designed to raise
bring some equipment for the children to try on.
the awareness of the sport of ice hockey and combined with a key educational theme. Last year
Each assembly or course is lead by a fully trained
our theme was healthy living and exercise, which
coach who is DBS checked and has up to date
proved ver y successful. We have several
safeguarding training and qualifications. We even
assemblies & lectures that address key themes,
have a mascot which, if available, can also make
that are appropriate for all ages.
This year our online saf ety sc heme will
This programme works very well alongside out
incorporate key messages such as protecting
Kidzone ticket offer.
personal information, not talking or sending
SCHOOL FAYRES & FETES Add a fun, free and interactive game to your school fayre or fete!
Over the last 2 years our organisation has
mascot which if available, can also make an
expanded exponentially, and now we are also
running fun and interactive stations at school fayres and fetes. We have been involved with over 30 schools fairs and are looking to expand and attend even more.
We will also require a large space which is around 10ft by 10ft for our shooting cage. However this is not a necessity as we are very flexible and can accommodate most environments.
Within this package we set up a shooting station,
If you have any questions about this package,
allowing the kids to try out their skills at street
please do not hesitates to contact us.
hockey. Our coaches will also be issuing flyers with information of our Learn To Play sessions, and may also be handing out ice skating vouchers for use at the Better Link Centre in Swindon. As with all our packages, our stations are very interactive and are always based around fun and engaging activities. All of the staff are DBS checked and have up to date safe-guarding training and certifications.
We even have a
We are always in demand for fairs & fetes so please contact us in as advance as possible to book!
KIDZONE FREE WILDCATS TICKET OFFER The opportunity for your pupils to come to the Better Link Centre and watch the fastest team sport on the planet, completely free!
In association with the Swindon Wildcats Ice Hockey Club
Following on from our success in previous years,
Schools will be presented with special vouchers
Swindon Wildcats In The Community are proud to
for the children to bring on game night, and
announce the return of our Kidzone cash-back
furthermore we can arrange for a school visit
scheme. This scheme is in partnership with the
such as an assembly prior to your booking to
Swindon Wildcats Ice Hockey Club, and offers the
promote the game where we’ll bring along some
of the Swindon Wildcats. We also provide this
school pupils and parents to
come watch the Wildcats at the Better Link Centre in Swindon. Tickets for pupils are totally free. Parents, staff, and adult friends can come at a massively reduced cost of less than half price at just £6 for adults.
offer to local sports clubs and local charities. The Swindon Wildcats Ice Hockey team play in the National Ice Hockey League Division 1 South and have an average attendance of over 1,200 people. Match nights are very fun and interactive,
Last year over 2,000 people took advantage of
with several competitions and match night events
our special deal for groups and schools. We’re
such a t-shirt cannon, chuck-a-puck, selfie board
looking forward to increasing that number in
and much more! The programme runs from
2017/18 season! All you need to do is book a
September until April please see the fixture poster
game with us and we’ll provide you with
(right). T’s & C’s apply.
everything you need to promote it.
TESTIMONIALS Ms McCarthy - Teacher (Orchid Vale Primary School) “At Orchid Vale Primary in North Swindon we thoroughly recommend Sam and his team who are doing a fantastic job representing ‘Swindon Wildcats in the Community’. They are running a street hockey club for Key Stage two children after school which has been very successful and has had a really positive response from children and parents. They also visited the reception class and spent over an hour with the children, answering questions about ice hockey, showing them the kit and playing hockey with them outside. The children were really excited to see them and it was a great afternoon. They supported our summer fayre and are running ‘street hockey’ sessions in our sports week raising the profile of the importance of exercise with the children. The highlight of the year was when Sam played hockey with 58 reception children altogether and talked to them about ‘healthy living’ as part of the ‘Lets Get Physical’ topic. His behaviour management and organisational skills were excellent and he has such a lovely manner with the children. ‘Wildcats in the Community’ have very much become ‘friends’ of the school and have contributed so much to enrich the life of the children”
Ms Rushen – Assistant Principal (Mountford Manor Primary School) “All staff and children at Mountford Manor highly recommend this amazing program offered by the Swindon Wildcats. Children from year 2 and 4 who have taken part in the sessions have absolutely loved them. The coaches really understand the children and their capabilities, giving those who are anxious 1:1 coaching within the session as well as stretching those children with a natural ability. Coaches have a wonderful rapport with the children and staff; friendly and fun but authoritative when needed. Children came back from each session 'buzzing' from their experiences. They couldn't wait to share what they had learnt with their parents and other children. Even our parents have commented how animated and excited their children are and the fact that they now want them to take them ice skating at the weekends. We have also seen a massive improvement in confidence and resilience within our children - those who have self-esteem issues were picking themselves up, determined to try again and not give up. This has also impacted on their academic work, bringing their new found skill of resilience into the classrooms.
Contact Details Samuel Bullas
Community Development Officer
âœ† : 07743500285 @ : firstname.lastname@example.org Swindon Wildcats In The Community Registered Charity Number: 1165470