Noble day for Mr and Mrs Craigan
Thursday, 17th May 2012
It was something for a family affair today as former Motherwell captain Steven Craigan lined up alongside his teacher wife Elaine and pupils in her class at Noble Primary School in Bellshill.
Stephen and Mrs Craigan were on hand to launch this very website - www.tescobankfootballchallenge.com - along with loads of eager kids who took part in a fantastic coaching session led by former Dunfermline star Andy Smith, now a football development officer for the Scottish FA in North Lanarkshire.
Of course our brand new website has thousands of pictures from festivals up and down the country, accessible via a child-friendly search function, plus a TV channel with coverage of some of the best events.
Stephen, for one, loves the new site. He said: “I’m hugely impressed with the website.
"Its brilliant fun for the kids and includes lots of relevant content, all of which is extremely inspiring.
"Connecting digital media, so commonly used by children, to sport is a simple but incredibly good idea – the latest in what is a brilliant programme.”
Fancy knowing some technical stuff?
Designed in the style of Bobby the Ball’s magical football world, with some of his other friends making appearances it uses cutting edge HTML 5 technology making it accessible across all browsers and most tablets.
As well as news and comprehensive information for parents and carers, the www.tescboankfootballchallenge.com has lots of useful information about playing football and living an active and healthy lifestyle.
It’s been created for children at Primary 2 and 3 age groups, the current target for the Tesco Bank Football Challenge.
The new website is also an excellent tool for teachers using the Tesco Bank Football Challenge as a way of inspiring healthy living, within the parameters of the Curriculum for Excellence which promotes lifelong learning in inspiring, creative contexts.