Week two of Strabane Sigersons summer camp funded by the Education Authority concluded last week.
The camp was brought to a close in glorious sunshine, the children throughout the week enjoyed a range of training, activities, trips and games. The camp ranged from Nursery children right up to 16-year-olds.
We would like to thank everyone who was involved in the coaching throughout the week and thank all those at Gortin Outdoor activity centre for playing their part.
The children also enjoyed a trip to Eclipse Cinema Lifford/Strabane where they watched a film receiving food and drink.
A special mention to camp co-ordinators Liam Sweeney and Michelle Lynch who gave up much of their time to ensure the camp was a success.
The children were also coached at the club by our own athletic coach Anne-Marie McGlynn and her husband Trevor of Sprint Academy Ireland on improving their running techniques. As well, a group of P4s had their chance to sample hurling from Strabane Shamrocks Hurling-Na Seamroga coaches.
All children heard from Christine Chambers from an environmental charity in the North who spoke to them about the ways they and their families can reduce their use of single use plastics, highlighting once again the club’s commitment to GAA Green Club.
We know from the feedback already that the 230+ children who attended over the week had a brilliant time. The week was largely down to Education Authority whose grant has meant so much to week 1, and this week 2 going so well. We as a club are most grateful for their support.
We were delighted to link in with our sponsors 21 Training to provide a Hair & Beauty Bootcamp for the Under 16 girls and some Digital skills workshops and a Bowling Alley trip for their summer camp in Derry.
On a more local level we were able to provide trips to the children in Brightside Day Care who enjoyed Cinema Trips, Gortin Activity Centre, Bananas Soft Play, Arts & Crafts and a Fun Day.
Our Organisers, Coaches and our Parents deserve special mention. 230 kids take a lot of looking after. And when you add in the array of trips the kids had, it simply wouldn’t have been possible without that support.
This has been a huge success for all involved – we have enjoyed seeing so many new faces and have been delighted with the interest and levels of participation and we wish you all luck on your return to school next week.