This week I have had the opportunity to work at Winning Scotland Foundation for my high school work experience. I was thrilled that the Foundation accepted my request to work with them.
Upon my arrival at the office I was warmly welcomed, which I appreciated greatly as I was nervous at first. Quickly I felt part of the team and I was ready to start my work.
Throughout the week I experienced many different aspects of the charity such as:
- Office admin
- Fundraising research
- Attending meetings with the heads of local authorities
- Working with Champions in Schools and Active Schools co-ordinators
- Establishing Positive Coaching Scotland in professional football clubs (Alloa FC)
By getting involved in multiple roles I could get an all-round experience of Winning Scotland Foundation. This made my experience exciting as I was not doing the same activity all the time; I also had the chance to travel all around Scotland from the offices in Edinburgh to Dundee to Hampden Park in Glasgow.
I would like to thank all of the staff at Winning Scotland Foundation for my great week as I found it very interesting and enjoyable. My experience made me realise that working isn’t as easy as I thought, well certainly not here anyway! Everyone puts in so much effort into their jobs and make it look easy which is why I was so surprised. Also, all of the staff are so kind which made my week a lot more enjoyable. So I would really like to thank all of them but especially Morag, the Director, who allowed me to work at Winning Scotland Foundation as there was a lot of paper work needed to let me work here.
I really enjoyed my experience as I learned many new skills and met many new wonderful people. I realised how committed the staff at the Foundation are and how much they care about helping young people develop life lessons through sport.