Street Sport Pump Track Project
Gray’s School of Art is involved with a diversionary program called Street Sport, the program brings a portable football pitch to areas where sports facilities aren’t readily available for kids to get involved in positive sporting activity. Street Sport also runs arts and creative learning sessions along side the football.
The program has been shown to reduce disruptive and antisocial behavior as well as introducing a healthy lifestyle to the kids who engage with Street Sport.
Recently the team with support from partner agencies from across Aberdeen looked to expand the program with cycling and a weekly portable pump track session to engage with a wider audience who don’t just want to play football.
To help secure the funding a portable pump track was set up at Northfield Academy, an area that Street Sport already operates within so that pupils at the school could sample the pump track to help build interest.
The session was used to film a pitch video that kids and young adults at the school will be able to watch, they will have the opportunity to vote on it and other potential projects in their area.
The pump track event was also used to hold an on location filming workshop that students for Communication Design, the students produced the video above as the outcome of the workshop, which was used to support the application for funding. Filming and document in live environments is a difficult skill to simulate in the class room so whenever events such as this occur it provide an ideal opportunity for students to apply their skills in a real world environment.
Hopefully the demo event and the video will be enough to win the pupils votes so the project can run for a full year.