Literacy Trail

During the Clyde FC Community Foundation Literacy Trail, primary 5 participants visit Broadwood Stadium and take on the roles of both a new signing and a sports reporter as they participate in our fantastic Press Conference workshop.

Literacy Trail

Pitchside, youngsters assume the role of the match commentator - demonstrating enthusiasm and clear expression as they describe events on the field to the watching/listening audience.

In addition to such activities, our Question of Sport game show also provides a fun and challenging context for pupils to apply their observation, reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, as they also investigate the important role literacy and language plays in the everyday running of a professional Football Club.

Pupils will take part in three workshops in the morning:-

  • Press conference
  • Match commentary
  • Interview analysis

Each workshop will last approximately 45 minutes, followed by lunch and the day finishes off on the main pitch for fun games and activities.

Pupils will be picked up in the Clyde FC mini bus and brought back to the school at an agreed time with the class teacher.

Literacy Trail

This programme has also been running at Montrose FC, who have just been crowned Scotland’s top community football club by the Scottish Football Association.

Tom Elliott, Community Development Manager at the Clyde FC Community Foundation said:-

“I have been fortunate enough to see this programme in action and I am excited about offering it to our primary schools in Cumbernauld and the surrounding areas.”

Should you wish further information about this event, or want to enrol your school onto the programme, please contact Tom on 01236 263309 or at tom.elliott@clydefc.co.uk.