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Further free PE sessions for Scottish Children

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Community interest group Let’s Get Sporty with funding from Community Windpower have completed a second wave of free physical activity for five different primary schools across the South of Scotland.

This came off the back of the success of the first phase of activity which saw the collaboration deliver over 320 hours of free physical activity to 1,000 students across four Dumfries and Galloway primary schools in autumn 2021.

The second phase again incorporated schools located in Dumfries and Galloway which is where our proposed Faw Side Community Wind Farm, located 6.7km north of Langholm, will consist of 45 turbines.

The five primary schools taking part in the second phase of activities have now completed their sessions. The primary schools that took part were Closeburn, Penpont, Johnstonebridge, Langholm and Beattock.

Let’s Get Sporty delivered five weeks of sport and activity with the aim of improving children’s health and wellbeing. The sessions also helped the pupils learn about renewable energy sources and onshore wind to help develop their understanding around green energy.

The sessions were a mix of traditional sports; football, handball and hockey, alongside wind power inspired games like turbine tag and the energy game.

David Bradbury, Managing Director at Let’s Get Sporty, commented: “This has been another fantastic term for all involved in the project.

“Community Windpower have provided the schools with a fantastic resource and opportunity. The children throughout all the schools have really enjoyed the sessions and we have loved delivering them.

“This is a great partnership for both us and Community Windpower and we are now looking at the best way we can come together to further support the local community.”

Diane Wood, Community Benefits Director at Community Windpower, said: “We are delighted to have worked alongside Let’s Get Sporty again during the last term.

“Let’s Get Sporty excellently delivered a second round of free sports sessions to children in local primary schools across the region.

“Sport is an integral part of children’s health and wellbeing and we are pleased to be able to provide free sports sessions while simultaneously teaching the workings of green energy sources, like wind power, in the context of the climate crisis”

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