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Pupils bowled over before the Games

08/02/2013
Education / Young People / Sport and physical activity
Woodend Bowling Club in Glasgow is well on its way to achieving its target of providing 1000 bowling experiences for local primary school children before the 2014 Games.

Last year they initiated a primary school coaching programme called GlasBowl2012. Working with Glasgow City Council Active Schools Coordinators, they contacted local primary schools and subsequently delivered two coaching sessions to 12 classes of P6 children.

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The competition was won by Jordanhill Primary School with Scotstoun, Whiteinch, Broomhill, Knightswood, Corpus Christi and St Pauls’ all participating.

The event proved so successful it is going to be run again from April to June this year as GlasBowl2013.

With an estimated 350 children taking part each year they should be well on the way to achieving their initial goal of providing bowls experiences for over 1000 children by the 2014 Games.

Due to the success of this project Woodend Bowling Club now has a juniors section, called Woodend Warriors, which regularly has 12-20 juniors playing bowls.

 

See also - Bowls Scotland’s 2014 for 2014 campaign to get more people taking part in bowls