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Critchley Award Winner - Chapelton Primary School and Broadlees Golf Club

This year’s winner of the Critchley Award is Chapelton Primary School and Broadlees Golf Club, in Strathaven, Scotland.

This eight-week partnership fostered ‘community spirit’ through golf and educated young people about a range of subjects. All 44 pupils from Chapelton school visited Broadlees GC each week, taking part in golf activity but also learning about: renewable energy in relation to nearby wind turbines; planting 80 trees at the golf course; farming diversification; building bird boxes and designing a golf hole. The pupils had reports published in the local paper, contributed to a new community noticeboard at the club and attended a Mini Medics first aid course run by the club staff. Twenty-nine of the pupils progressed to after-school coaching at Broadlees GC and a number are now academy members. The project has also positively changed how both the pupils and parents perceive golf.

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