Our goal is to have inline skating available to all school pupils in the area by the end of 2023 as part of our 10th birthday celebrations. Even better will be to have an active inter-schools rollersports league. So far most sessions have been in schools around Falkirk as planned although our Skates4Schools sessions have been incredibly popular and we've even delivered six south of Edinburgh.
We're promoting our sport to the next generation of skaters and we can't do this it alone. The process involves bringing us into your school to deliver the sessions initially then we train your staff to deliver using an internationally proven method of skate instruction techniques. This ensures that each school is self sufficient to deliver safe inline skating sessions. Some of our members have over 50 years personal skating experience and can easily adapt the sessions to different levels as required. Once proficient the school staff can then train staff from other schools to run sessions too. During the early stages any schools involved are welcome to borrow skates from our skate library until they have their own kit.
Q. How much does it cost? A. Nothing, all our skates for schools sessions around the Falkirk area will always be free. We may ask for a charge to cover fuel if any schools outwith the area would like us to visit. This is all done voluntarily by of our members, none of our members or committee are remunerated in any way other than expenses to cover personal costs so no-one is out of pocket.
So far during 2022 we've delivered seventeen Skates4Schools sessions to 410 pupils and trained nine staff members to deliver sessions for their schools. We've also started training another ten teachers and hope to have them ready to deliver very soon. Teachers who have been trained to deliver the sessions have used our skate library to run 10 Skates4Schools sessions to a total of 206 pupils. Many of the pupils who attended often opt out of PE and were happy to attend multiple sessions. We're happy to supply references if you're interested in being involved and not sure if it's for your school.
Click on the links below to see the answers to the first two questions we're usually asked. Feel free to contact us if you've any questions not answered on our main FAQ page.
Why do we use inline skates?
Will inline skating damage our floor?