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P7 Transition Speedstacking Event

Speedstacks UK representatives returned to Glenrothes High School on the final day of our Primary-Secondary Transition Experience to train pupil leaders and members of staff and to run competitions for our Primary 7 pupils.

Last year Glenrothes High School was the first school in Scotland to have staff and pupils trained in Speedstacking with the aim of starting up a club where pupils can develop their skills and coordination.

The club quickly blossomed and now runs three lunchtimes a week. It is supported by staff volunteers but most of the drive, energy and enthusiasm comes from the members themselves who have really developed their social, collaborative and leadership skills as well as improving their dexterity and concentration.

Club members were very excited to hear about the Primary 7 event and suggested presenting their skills to the visiting pupils at an assembly. Our members planned and practised for the presentation and with only very minimal support delivered an informative, interesting and fun session to whet the pupils’ appetites for the training and competitions the following day.

The training session attracted a variety of volunteers and saw teaching staff, members of partner agencies and even a parent training alongside some of out Columba Graduates and existing Speedstacking Club members. Our pupils then remained to carry out the role of leaders to support our Primary 7 visitors in the events that followed.

The pupils learned the basics of Speedstacking in the assembly hall and were able to burn off lots of energy in the Speedstacking games and races that were held in the gym. Most people developed their skills very quickly and some impressive times were set in the ‘3x3x3’competition.

Our Speedstacking Club will continue to run at least 3 lunchtimes per week in the new term and it is hoped that we will have lots more new members when our new first year cohort arrives in August. Our pupil leaders really impressed the trainers and their teachers on the day and we are sure that their skills will be put to good use over the course of next year at the club.