Year 10 Sports Leaders at the School Games Inclusion Event
Natalie Harris from Kent Sport contacted Mr Thornton after our Year 10 students had supported at this years event to say, "... what a pleasure it was working alongside Spires Academy leaders yesterday."
"They supported the delivery of one of our School Games Inclusion Events - Social Me Boccia. This event was aimed at SEND pupils who find it difficult to connect with group tasks and work with others. Through this event we were looking to develop teamwork, cooperation and leadership using Boccia games.
On arrival the Spires leaders seemed a little nervous and were lacking in confidence but after a short briefing they very quickly got into the swing of things and many of them built up to a point where they were confident scoring a match on their own. It was a real pleasure to see them develop over the duration of the event."
Our students will now assessed for the Activity Volunteer Award.
Each of the programme’s five sessions targets one of five skills from SLQ Sports Leaders’ Skills Framework. Those five skills, which were identified by Youth Employment UK as being the most in-demand by employers, are Self-belief, Communication, Problem Solving, Teamwork and Self-Management.
"We look forward to sharing further School Games volunteering opportunities with Spires Academy."