Foundation :: Educational Programmes
Celtic Learning Centre
THE CELTIC LEARNING CENTRE WAS OPENED ON 8 MAY 2006 and was developed in association with Glasgow City Council. It features 24 PC workstations, full IT capability, plasma screens, a 'smart board' facility and social area. The centre has the potential to engage approximately 10,000 youngsters and adults each academic year.
Secondary school pupils in Glasgow took part in this project to encourage pupils who will benefit from experiencing a teamwork approach to their studies and also develop confidence-building. The programme involved football coaching at Celtic and education sessions in the Celtic Learning Centre.
The following success was recorded.
86% of youngsters showed a significant change from previous behaviour.
Matchday Visit Programme
The programme links with Scottish schools to support learning in the areas of sport, health, social issues and personal and social development. Any group bought into our challenging anti-bigotry and anti-racism campaign can be invited to participate in our activities on matchdays. Topics are:
promoting involvement of ethnic minorities in football
working with groups to assist social integration
The Learning Centre works with schoolchildren of all ages who require support with their education. Celtic provides a ten-week classroom-based programme which includes sporting activity. Issues such as healthy living, being a good citizen and social inclusion are also addressed.
The Learning Centre has achieved a creditable 86% improvement on 'Reason for Referral' for pupils.
Maths is Fun
The University of Glasgow worked with Celtic to deliver a 'Maths is Fun' programme aimed at primary and secondary school pupils. The aim of the programme is to enhance the maths skills of senior pupils considering applying for university courses.
THE CELTIC FOUNDATION OFFERS a variety of sporting and educational services to nursery, primary and secondary schools. Below is a flavour of what we can deliver and we have coaches who can provide sessions in a variety of different sports. Our programmes link well with the Curriculum for Excellence.
Aims and Objectives of all Celtic Educational Courses
o make a positive impact on awareness of and attitudes to healthy lifestyles and physical activity.
To improve the health and wellbeing of those participating.
To increase involvement by children in sport – not just football.
To cover key issues such as drug misuse, diet, alcohol and smoking.
To use positive role models (current and former Celtic players) to influence positive change in the lifestyle habits of children.
Healthy Lifestyle Education
A programme of fun, sports coaching, healthy lifestyle education for all primary school children can be arranged. Sessions take place within the school day and can be complemented by the provision of an after-school or a school holiday programme. It is felt that schools are the ideal place to target youngsters and kindle their interest.
A Day with Celtic
One-off football and sports festivals can be arranged by Celtic staff at a local venue. Following the festivals, schools then proceed to Celtic Park for a stadium tour, lunch with a player or players and a dressing room-based session to discuss healthy lifestyle issues. The day ends with an 'awards ceremony' where participants are presented with a certificate and a first team autographs poster. We can tailor the day to suit your needs.
An extracurricular club can be established for any school and will involve a structured coaching programme, which can run in tandem with the curriculumbased period. This provides further opportunities for the children to participate in healthy activities at a time when anti-social behaviour and crime are high. Extracurricular programmes can take place in the school's premises if appropriate, but can be offered at a suitable nearby venue. These may be breakfast, lunchtime or after-school clubs.
Role Model Clinics
A series of 'Role Model Clinics' can be organised involving current and former Celtic players. Players attend the curriculum-based or after-school coaching programme and deliver a technical demonstration in addition to informing participants about the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle.