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Autumn Edition 2017

'Sport has the power to unite people in a way little else does' - Nelson Mandela

We have been aware for some time that much of the fine work within the Sports and Outdoor Learning Unit has had a slight tendency to go under the radar or to be restricted to the audience of a single school or a specific group of participants. There are some understandable reasons for this but this newsletter is an attempt to share the wide range of our work and the very positive effect it has on many people’s lives. edinburgh sports and outdoor learningThere is ever increasing evidence that an active lifestyle contributes greatly to your mental health and brings with it the added benefits of social interaction and lifelong friendships.
Don’t miss out ... be active, be healthy, be sporty!

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Successful netball team with trophy

IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED...

In recognition of her schools coaching as well as with the West Edinburgh Netball club Hannah Gaunt received Young Coach of the Year Award.

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Risk factory showing hazards

RISK & REWARD - MAKING A DIFFERENCE

The Risk Factory is a warehouse that opens up a world of real life learning experiences to Primary 7 children in and around Edinburgh.

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Benmore main house outdoor photo

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BENMORE

Our Benmore centre celebrates its 50th year opening to schools and community groups. We have found a Head Teacher who has experienced a few of them!

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Rowing team in a boat

IN SAFE HANDS

The Sports Unit runs an annual programme of Child Protection workshops through its 'Coaching Edinburgh' service. Helping coaches and club members.

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Group of children playing badminton

TACKLING THE DREAD

The six weeks of summer holidays may be at an end but according to a survey 47% of parents are worried about the costs of entertaining their children.

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Action shot of Johanna Konta playing cricket

SUMMER OF SPORT FOR WOMEN

From Johanna Konta on court, to Laura Muir on the track to the UEFA Women's Finals in Holland, it has been a glorious summer of sport for women.

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Veterans riding a John Deere mowing machine

SPORTS HELP FOR HEROES

Gus McLean, a military veteran of the Gulf war has found a new vocation at Royal High School Sport Hub where he has been given the opportunity to do groundwork.

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Cycle challenge group posing for a selfie

HEBRIDEAN CYCLE CHALLENGE

The Hebridean Way one of the worlds must do bike rides, is a 295km cycle route that traverses the length of the Outer Hebrides from Vatersay to the Butt of Lewis.

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Successful netball team with trophy

IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED...

In recognition of her schools coaching as well as with the West Edinburgh Netball club Hannah Gaunt received Young Coach of the Year Award.

Read more +

Risk factory showing hazards

RISK AND REWARD - MAKING A DIFFERENCE

The Risk Factory is a warehouse that opens up a world of real life learning experiences to Primary 7 children in and around Edinburgh.

Read more +

Benmore main house outdoor photo

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BENMORE

Benmore celebrates its 50th year and we have found a Head Teacher who has seen a few of them!

Read more +

Rowing team in a boat

IN SAFE HANDS

The Sports Unit runs an annual programme of Child Protection workshops through its 'Coaching Edinburgh' service. These help coaches and club members promote good practice.

Read more +

Group of children playing badminton

TACKLING THE DREAD

The six weeks of summer holidays may be at an end but according to a survey by Lego UK: 47% of parents are worried about the costs of entertaining their children throughout the summer.

Read more +

Action shot of Johanna Konta playing cricket

GLORIOUS SUMMER OF SPORT FOR WOMEN

From Johanna Konta on court, to Laura Muir on the track to the UEFA Women's Finals in Holland, it has been a glorious summer of sport for women.

Read more +

Veterans riding a John Deere mowing machine

HELP FOR HEROES ON THE SPORTS GROUND

Gus McLean, a military veteran of the Gulf war has found a new vocation at Royal High School Sport Hub where he has been given the opportunity to do groundwork.

Read more +

Cycle challenge group posing for a selfie

HEBRIDEAN CYCLE CHALLENGE 2017

The Hebridean Way one of the worlds must do bike rides, is a 295km cycle route that traverses the length of the Outer Hebrides from Vatersay in the south to the Butt of Lewis.

Read more +

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