Community Groups and Clubs
Our aim is to provide an experience that will actively engage the group in meaningful activities. This can be a single session but is more beneficial as part of an ongoing programme including:
- Skills Courses
- Development Programmes
- Project Support
- Multi-activity challenge days
Through their experience as we can address issues such as achievement, confidence building, respect, self esteem, team building and motivation.
Some of the well recognised benefits of an outdoor learning programme are:
- The benefits to our health.
- Positive changes in lifestyle.
- A better understanding of our rights and responsibilities.
- Learning to understand and deal with risk.
These sessions will focus on working together and improving skills in an activity but will also have an emphasis on respecting others through appropriate behaviour.
Sessions based around a specific activity with the aim of learning a new sport, improving skills and achieving a specific learning goal.
Over several weeks or months a development programme will use a number of different activities and team working opportunities to address specific outcomes. These can be tailored to suit your group. The outdoor element can be delivered alongside other areas such as health and wellbeing and motivation to encourage positive outcomes.
A development programme may involve regular group sessions working towards the successful completion of a specific project i.e. Bike Skills Loop, woodland management or local area clean up. There may be a local project you know of that you could get involved in with support from the Outdoor Education Team.
We aim to offer a service that is relevant and useful to your group. Contact the Outdoor Education office to discuss your requirements.
“Fife is a place where people of all abilities are able to enjoy a lifelong involvement in sport limited only by their own ambitions and potential.”
Fife Sports Strategy 2009-2013
To support this strategy the Outdoor Education Team work in partnership with several clubs to provide facilities and support club programmes.
Club programmes supported by the Outdoor Education Team include:
RYA OnBoard Sailing
An RYA programme to provide quality sailing opportunities for young people (8-15 yrs). Learn to sail and participate regularly at the On Board Club.
Meedies Mountain Bike Club
Meedies MTB Club is a new community mountain bike club based at Lochore Meadows Country Park and their aim is to provide members if the local community with a variety of mountain bike activities.
Fife Sea Kayak Club
An established group of Sea Kayakers. They run a session one evening per month based at Lochore Meadows to introduce beginners to the sport.
An established Canoe and Kayak club. FCAG have their base at Lochore Meadows and run an ongoing programme of tuition and development.