Dunfermline Athletic

Stadium Tour - “Tour for Schools”

DAFC appreciates the involvement and co-operation of the Dunfermline Athletic Heritage Trust in the management of this activity.

‘Tours for Schools’ gives children the opportunity to learn about the wider employment related aspects in the world of football including business, accounting, retail, hospitality, physiotherapy, media and maintenance.

Former school teacher, Dave Dawson and DAFC Staff welcome pupils to a “behind the scenes” tour of East End Park, with a focus on the range of jobs, skills and personal qualities needed for employability and the world of work. A short film will be screened for pupils with suggestions for further pupil follow up work.

Time - 2 hours

Contact ddawson85@blueyonder.co.uk or Kelly@theparsfoundation.org


Tour for Schools at East End Park

Commercial Primary School

"Tailored to suit children`s needs and levels of understanding" "An excellent tour!"

Pupil Comments - Benarty Primary Schools

“Really cool to see around the stadium”
“Awesome”
“I enjoyed seeing the Norrie memorials and the things to commemorate him”
“Absolutely amazing”

Teacher comment - Benarty Primary School

"Many thanks for the great experience that you gave the children ...everyone had been so excited about the visit and they have been writing and talking about the visit".

Pupil Comments - Commercial Primary Schools

"I`m not really interested in football, but I loved seeing behind the scenes"
"This was the best experience EVER"

What they enjoyed most:-
Learning about physiotherapy, interviewing each other in the Media Room, seeing the changing rooms and seeing themselves on CCTV!

Fife College Supported Programmes Dept visit East End Park

Pupil comments - Carnegie Primary School

"I really enjoyed the tour and think its brilliant that primary kids get free season tickets"
"I enjoyed seeing all the pics of the Pars legends"
"I was really surprised to see all the jobs - physio, shop, office, marketing,coaches, cctv, journalists, and ground keepers"
"I would love to play for the Pars"
"I never knew how much maths was needed in jobs"
"I didn’t know about the community stuff, thank you for explaining"

Staff Comments:-
"Thoroughly enjoyable and informative. The pupils were surprised by how many different jobs were involved and enjoyed finding out about the skills needed - a great real-life lesson for them."

St Kenneth`s PS

I`m not really interested in football, but got a lot out of the tour. I liked meeting the photographer (Craig) who pretended we were new players. We filmed each other getting interviewed! I liked seeing the shop, the rooms for parties and the kitchen All St Kenneth`s PS, Ballingry

Pitreavie Primary School

“I loved it! I’m going to ask my parents if I can have my 12th birthday party at the club”
“It was amazing. I’ve never played football. but want to start now”
"I really recommend this tour to other schools”
“I loved putting on the Pars strip and being interviewed as a new signing!”

Aberdour Primary School
Staff Comments:-
"A number of our pupils told me it was “inspiring”. We’re very keen to build on your link and also request input from your other programmes, especially the importance of healthy diet and lifestyle."



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