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Good sports

Date: 24/07/2008           Category: Learning and Achievement

The achievements of 14 young people from Bradfields School and Further Education Centre were recognised at an awards evening on Thursday, 17 July. Fort Pitt Grammar school hosted the celebration evening attended by guests including the Worshipful Mayor of Medway Councillor David Carr and the Mayoress Mrs Kirstine Carr. The 14 young people, aged 15 to18-years-old, had all completed the second Sports Leadership Award. On average, they volunteered 132 hours of their time and the attendance rate was an impressive 93 per cent during the six-month course. The programme, delivered by the Sports Development Team in partnership with Bradfields School and Further Education Centre, helps young people with moderate learning difficulties to develop their confidence, motivation and skills During the programme, the volunteers: · Gained experience of teamwork and leadership; · Attended a training course in emergency first aid; · Participated in regular activity sessions including high ropes; skiing, snow tubing and tobogganing; canoeing and kayaking; · Took part in a six-day residential teambuilding course involving adventurous outdoor activities in Dartmoor National Park; · Applied their knowledge and skills to benefit the local community by supporting the Medway Messenger Mini Youth Games. Before being presented with their certificates, volunteers described these activities and spoke about their personal achievements. Jon Rees, Youth Sports Development Officer for Medway Council said: “The evening was an excellent finale to what has proved to be an outstanding programme. I would like to thank Bradfields School for supporting this exciting programme and to congratulate all the volunteers for taking part. Team Three will undoubtedly have a lot to live up to!” The next programme will start in February 2009. For more information, please contact Jon Rees. Phone: 01634 338765 or email: jonathan.rees@medway.gov.uk