This weekend I ran a private skateboard lesson for Isaac, aged 8, at Folkestone gardens skatepark in Deptford. Folkestone gardens skatepark has a lot of transition, and is bowled out at one end. There are more street features at the other with a rail down some stairs. It’s a great park for learning to skateboard. WeContinue reading »
At skate school I often get questions from parents about what beginner boards to buy for their kids. Because we are learning in the skatepark I advise to buy a popsicle shape board because it is the most versatile, i.e. for tricks and using in the skatepark and the street. There are other board typesContinue reading »
On Sat 25th May Dell and myself ran a skateboarding party for Harrison who was celebrating his 9th birthday with 15 of his friends at Charlton Skatepark. Harrison got a schoolofskate.co.uk T-Shirt and as you can see from the pictures, much fun was had by all.
We divided the group up into those who could ride and those who couldn’t, with myself taking the majority of the group through one hour of tuition following the familiar format, with:
- Warm up
- Learning to stand on our board; with our push and riding stances
- Learning a controlled dismount
- Learning to push along and stop
- Learning to steer
- Learning to go down the slope.
After the lesson we gave the kids half hour free skate to do what they wanted before they decamped to the old cottage coffee shop cafe, where Michael and Mimi laid on panini and drinks for the party guests, and after lunch they did the birthday cake.
Salley, Harrison’s mum, had the following to say about the day:
“Thank you for a very cool birthday party and thanks to School of Skate all the kids have a new hobby. It was an awesome afternoon with many parents texting to say how much they enjoyed the party, Stuart and Dell could not have been more attentive. We will definitely recommend School of Skate for future parties.”
You can book a private group lesson for up to 10 with us now. If you have a bigger party, like Harrison, or have any special requests we may be able to accomodate you. Please contact us if you have any questions.
One of our regulars to the progressing group, George, had his birthday party at Skaterham skatepark recently, and he invited us along to help out giving skateboard lessons! We gave George his own school of skate t-shirt for posterity so he could remember his party! Dell is in the picture presenting it to him. YouContinue reading »
I spent the 23rd April doing my sports first aid training with the St John’s Ambulance. I’m now a sports first aid qualified skateboarding instructor. I learned the procedures to follow in the event of an accident, and some practical aspects, such as how to do CPR, how to tie a sling and to applyContinue reading »
I’m going to have trouble crossing Charlton Park Road on Sunday morning unfortunately! Charlton Park Road is on the London Marathon route from the start at Blackheath, to Woolwich, which means I’m not going to be able to get to the park next Sunday before noon! In lieu of something else to do, I understandContinue reading »
Since opening our beginners skateboarding lesson to all ages we’ve had a few parents bringing their family and joining in! Debbie, and Imogen 8, and William 7, joined us on Saturday morning in Charlton Skatepark in London. Whilst admitting to falling over more than the kids (a key part of the lesson of course) Debbie wasContinue reading »
The good weather is back, hopefully to stay, and so we had a good turn out at the weekend. We had our first adult at the beginner skateboarding group class on Saturday, Imogen who did herself proud! She rolled down the bank by herself by the end of the lesson. She came with her daughter, andContinue reading »
We were invited along to the Greenwich Get Together festival by the Royal Borough of Greenwich on the 30th June to run skateboarding lessons on a mini ramp provided by kingramps.co.uk. We were running lessons for festival goers in the Royal Arsenal site of the festival, just down by the river Thames. After padding up,Continue reading »
Our first ever girls skateboarding lesson in Charlton Park was a huge success! After requests last year on social media to provide some girls-only lessons, we scheduled some in last week. We had 8 girls in attendance on a bitterly cold morning in February 2018. Despite the cold the girls got into it, and byContinue reading »