YEAR 10 and 11 students at Cheshire Oaks High School are inspiring others to get active by becoming fully-fledged community sports leaders.
Students Hayley Barnett, Carl Brown, Lauren Caldwell, Steven Carr, Liam Cowan, Laura Davies, Steph Horton, Phil Howgate, Josh Kavanagh, Kyle McHugh, Jodie Moore, Joe Pearce, Natalie Pues, Jonathan Revell, Daniel Revill, Cleo Roberts, Jake Roberts, Josh Robinson, James Tempest, Steven Thomas, Joe Tyrell and Daniel Wickham attended the Level 1 Award in Sports Leadership course during the October half-term.
The award is a nationally-recognised qualification that helps people over the age of 14 develop their leadership skills, including communication, organisation and motivation.
The school’s Gifted and Talented/Leadership Co-ordinator, Emma Bolton said: “The course was a lot of fun and offered students an insight into the enjoyment of sports leadership.
“This was a fantastic opportunity for students with a passion for sports to also develop their personal and social education.”
Once the students pass their final assessment they will use the skills learned to organise and lead sporting activities in the community through the School Sports Partnership.
Miss Bolton added: “The Partnership is part of the development plan objectives that derive from our Sports College status which will create opportunities for secondary and primary school children to participate in sports activities organised by our new leaders.”
There will be further opportunities for all 14-19 year olds in the partnership to attend Level 1 & 2 Sports Leadership Award courses during February half-term.
In addition to this, there will also be other sports specific courses on offer, including rugby, football, basketball and dance.
This article was written by the school’s Media Club, an extra-curricular venture that allows students to be involved with the school’s website, virtual learning environment, newsletter and student bulletin.