Beith Juniors Girls Football Team received their certificates after 13 weeks of long hard work towards their Play Maker award. The award consists of workshops, activities, projects and tasks to learn about how to be a successful, fair young leader. The girls completed projects such as a role model task in which they selected a role model and discussed what made that particular person someone to aspire to as a leader. A big congratulations to the girls and their coach Karen Millan for all their hard work, a very well deserved award!
Today I started my work experience placement with Beith Community Development Trust, I am absolutely loving it so far and have only been here for one day! I’m given so many fun tasks to complete such as scheduling, sending group texts, photographing the campus and uploading photos to social media accounts. The working environment is so funny and friendly that work doesn’t seem like “work” at all. Already I’ve learned so many skills on the computer and other devices I’m using and I hope to learn more over the following week. I’m exited to photograph the groups and comply articles about them for social media as it’s right up my street. Furthermore, I have learned about the amazing things that are happening here and just how much it is shaping or community to be a better place, it’s a pleasure to be a part of something so big.
When the BCDT Team woke up on Saturday morning to clear skies we knew it was going to be a good day. We donned our bright hoodies and with plans in our hands we set about making Beith Astro pitch into the site of our very first Trust in the Pitch family festival.
Over 400 of you came to join us as the DJ’s music wound it’s way over the pitch past the bar and the hot dog van, past the candyfloss and icecream. There were so many free activities on offer that it wasn’t long before everyone was having fun…
There were toys and crafts to bring out the artist or the architect in everyone who enjoyed them. Bead necklaces and models were presented to proud parents and grandparents throughout the day
There was free face painting which was enjoyed by young and old alike and even managed to stay on while they worked up a sweat on the bouncy castle.
The Astro Balls proved to be both popular and fun with a great combination of silliness and skill required to remain standing up. They weren’t the only game which reminded us we were on a football pitch. There were penalty shoot outs, astro tots and good old fashioned kick abouts too.
The bar meant that adults got a chance to relax and chat with a wee drink in the sun and a sit down. There was even a bit of dancing both next to the DJ booth and in the silent disco.
All in all a great time was had. We’ve had so much positive feedback from you that we can’t wait to do it all again next year!