Morag Simpson and Morag Young, PE Lead Officers within Falkirk Council Curriculum Support Team organised and delivered a Day of Sottish Dance for the Braes Cluster. Avonbridge Primary kindly agreed to host the event with Sheildhill Primary and California also attending.
The day was a great success with lots of fun had by all and some fantastic dancing on display. The pupils from all schools worked well together, helping each other through the dances. We were treated to a creative Scottish Dance experience from California Primary at the interval. A huge thank you to Avonbridge for hosting and to all participants for performing so well on the day. We would also like to take this opportuity to thank Tesco in Camelon for providing the water and snack for the day.
Morag Young and Morag Simpson, Physical Education Lead Officers from Falkirk Council Curriculum Support Team organised a Dance twilight for primary class teachers and specialists. This course was led by Anne Murphy, from Education Scotland. Anne demonstrated how to provide a progressive Dance programme covering the Physical Education Experience and Outcomes, focussing on the Significant Aspects of Learning in PE from Early Level through to Second Level. She also showed how to incorporate numeracy skills, literacy skills and topic work. This was a practical course and participants enjoyed the way in which the course was delivered in an extremely inclusive and creative manner. Course participants were able to identify that this method of teaching Dance would ensure a positive learning experience for all and highlighted that you didn’t need to be a dancer to teach Dance!!
Examples of the very positive feedback are shown below.
“Fantastic ideas for creative dance which I could see working with my class, they would be motivated and would get a lot of enjoyment from it”
“ How to allow pupils to take ownership and problem solve”
“I did two dance twilights last year and both were difficult to implement. This one was fab!
“Plan to use these ideas in term 3 and link to literacy”