Community Foundation Weekly Newsetter 22nd January 2021

Guiseley Community Foundation’s latest weekly newsletter is now available to read.

Community Competitions

Last weekend saw the return of the hugely popular lockdown FIFA tournaments. 15 children of a variety of ages took part in the tournaments, with Joe winning Saturday’s Xbox tournament, and Sam winning Sunday’s PlayStation tournament. The Foundation would like to give Tom a special ‘shoutout’, for competing in the tournament whilst in Macau!

Due to their popularity, there will be more tournaments during this lockdown. During the last week, the Foundation has also launched an Art and a Creative Writing competition. The Art competition is encouraging people to produce a piece of art using materials they can find at home, meanwhile the Creative Writing competition is encouraging people to write a poem, comic strip or short story on a topic of choice.

These competitions saw some great entries during the first lockdown, and we hope to receive more entries in the coming weeks. To enter your work into the competition, send a picture of it to one of our social media pages. Prizes will be available for the most creative pieces.

Details of future competitions and tournaments can also be found on our social media pages.

Lockdown Activities

Everton FC have produced some brain busting activities for Key Stage 1 and 2 children to aid their home-learning. These activities can be found on the Everton FC website, under the Blue Family tab here.

Virtual College

Virtual College, based in Ilkley, has a range of free courses for you to complete. These courses help to increase the knowledge of learners, helping them to develop, meaning these courses are a good use of spare time during lockdown. There are First Aid courses, which are suitable for adults and children aged 10 upwards, helping them develop skills which can be transferred into everyday life. A lot of the courses are based on contemporary issues, such as Mental Wellbeing and Infection Prevention and Control. The majority of these courses are suitable for adults, and are great to include in CVs, take a look here.

Interview: Freya Wilson

How did you become involved with the Foundation?

I became involved with the Foundation through work experience when I was 18. Steve Taylor recognised my commitment to work whilst helping on the summer holiday camps and offered me a position as lead coach.

What is your role within the Foundation?

Currently I am working in a position as lead coach- I am very happy with the position I am in as I’m gaining some valuable experience that will help me reach my future aspirations in becoming a PE teacher. The role consists of leading fun, active, curriculum-based lessons and 1-2-1 specialised lessons. I work in multiple schools and I love it!

What is your favourite part of your role?

My favourite part of the job is when you and others notice a child’s progression in PE. Progression is key whilst teaching and it’s very rewarding when your contribution is recognised by others.