Tag Archives: Sport

Qualified as sports first aider

I earned my First Aid at Work (Sports) Certificate today. The course was traightforward, with the instructor commenting, “you’ve clearly done this before” when I was doing CPR. Yes, I snog a dummy on a regular basis.  (I’d better hope the Other Half doesn’t read this!!!) The course, organised by Aberdeenshire Council’s Active Schools Network was […]

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New rugby coaching post

I’ve landed a voluntary post as a rugby coach with Kemnay Academy in Aberdeenshire. It looks as if I’ll be taking their S1/2 team, although the details are to be confirmed. It should be good working with  PE teachers as they are trained in sports, fitness and coaching, don’t need to be persuaded to take […]

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Assessment quality infuriates

I’m not impressed with the Open University’s standard of assessment for E112: Introduction to Sport, Fitness and Management. I’ve again been marked down for omitting material when I had provided the information. For example, the tutor says I should have said weight training was contraindicated for a person with hypertension. I wrote: “Daisy has hypertension, which […]

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The boys try a grizzly throwdown drill for my rugby manual.

Rugby keeps us busy

Blogging is a little slow at the moment as I’ve taken on a voluntary coaching post with our rugby club. As well as helping our own boys get fit and learn rugby skills, I’m now doing it for an entire S1/S2 team (those are the first two years of secondary school in Scotland). Saturday mornings […]

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What’s happening on the croft?

As regular visitors may have noticed, my frequency of posting on the blog has dropped off to once or twice a week. While a drop is normal at this time of year, thanks to the increase workload that spring and summer bring, it’s even more pronounced at the moment as I’m tackling a number of […]

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