Falcon School Education Programme

Falcon+ : A new range of opportunities from Falcon

Falcon’s long history of excellent coaching is only matched by its extensive reach through Bedford and the surrounding areas. With clubs running from schools all over the county we are looking at more ways to bring gymnastics and it’s benefits to an even broader audience.

This is where we are proud to introduce Falcon+.

Falcon+ will cover our range of curriculum and workshop work that we are now in a position to offer. On top of this we are going to be able to offer bespoke one-to-one and one-to-two sessions that we will be running in school holidays throughout the year.

Curriculum

Curriculum work covers our work with schools to provide specialised gymnastics coaching in primary school PE lessons. These are aimed at giving each child the best opportunity to experience gymnastics and allow teachers to observe and learn from our qualified coaches.

All sessions will cover the basics of gymnastics such as balance and strength building whilst providing an introduction to flexibility and gymnastics skills. These will be tailored to the year group so ensure you tell us in advance what ages we will be catering for across either 6 or 12 week blocks.

Extra-Curricular 

Falcon has provided extra-curricular sessions to schools throughout Bedfordshire. Offering sessions before school, after school and during lunch Falcon provides a safe space for gymnasts of all ages to learn. With sessions including work on balancing skills and agilities. (who doesn’t want to be able to cartwheel?) All are led by qualified coaches with vast experience in delivering a complete extra-curricular programme that are sure to provide any budding gymnasts with the development and opportunity they desire.

 

Healthy Living 

Health and fitness are of paramount importance in today’s society and Falcon has been working alongside schools to provide sporting activities during school healthy living activities. Whether it be focused on gymnasts elements or the more fitness side of our conditioning Falcon is able to tailor sessions to the schools own needs and equipment. There is no deny that as a club we know how vital health and fitness are to children and providing a fun outlet for them to get fit when working in schools is our way of involving ourselves in the community.

 

Competition Preparation

There are two competition programmes available in the UK; Keysteps festivals and British Gymnastics School Association Championships.

Keysteps is split across KS1 and 2 with all competing on floor and vault and the KS2 completing an additional competition in body management. For many years Falcon has provided a guiding hand and judges for Keysteps competitions throughout Bedfordshire and are proud to offer our consultation services to schools preparing for the competition. Whether it be routine creation for KS1 or providing notes and tips on how to maximise your scores at these competitions Falcon is ready to lend our services.

The School Championships are in two rounds, preliminaries and finals. Working alongside multiple schools within Bedford, Falcon has provided all the routine preparations and complete choreography to these schools which have medalled in multiple cases and won the preliminary competitions for the Eastern region. This is a more involved competition and Falcon is only able to allot time to a couple of schools each year so if you are keen to find out more send us a message as soon as possible!

 

Workshops 

Unlike our curriculum programme our workshops are available to primary and secondary schools as one off sessions. These can be used in place of PE lessons or can be used to supplement other subjects such as dance. Available in sessions ranging from 1 – 3 hours with the length depending on the workshop booked.

Workshop Duration
Freerunning 1 – 2 Hours
Flexibility 1 – 3 Hours
General Gymnastics  1 – 3 Hours
Handbalancing and Handstands 1 – 3 Hours
Gymnastics Fitness 1 Hour
Acrobatics 1 – 3 hours

 

Bespoke Gymnastics

One-to-one/two gymnastics is a new venture we are excited about. These aim to provide a little extra support to gymnasts who are keen and are targeted primarily at our existing members, though there are opportunities for non-members also. Each gymnast will be asked to provide skills they’d like to work towards and some information about their general gymnastic ability to ensure that the one-to-one sessions are targeted at the appropriate stage for their development. At the close of sessions they will be given exercises to work on that can help improve their skills from the safety of home.

These will be available in 45 minute sessions over school holidays with dates being announced closer to the time. Stay tuned for more information on how to book!