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Kickstart visit to East End Park

Police Scotland Fife Division’s ‘Kickstart’ initiative.

It was great to welcome Police Scotland Fife Division’s ‘Kickstart’ initiative to East End Park today for a full day of lessons, tours and exciting behind the scenes access at DAFC.

Kickstart is a partnership programme which supports children’s emotional wellbeing, develops resilience and promotes achievement through the theme of football with support from Fife Council, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, SACRO and Active Schools Fife, as well as Cowdenbeath, Kelty Hearts and Dunfermline Athletic Football Club.

The scheme aims to engage with them ahead of transitioning to secondary school and teaches them skills such as teamwork, decision making, problem solving, social responsibility and ways to improve their health and wellbeing.

Today`s visit saw The Pars Foundation Schools Engagement team deliver classes on Health and wellbeing with DAFC goalkeeper Sean Murdoch and youngster Scott Lochhead giving a glimpse into the life of a professional athlete.

Lessons in Literacy using the medium of match reports and commentating followed by a talk from the clubs General Manager about jobs and employment was then rounded off by a stadium tour with the chance to play on the hallowed East End Park turf.

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