Professional Athletes Inspire our Gifted and Talented Sport Students

2014-04-10 00:14:00

On Friday 4th April the PE Department launched a Gifted and Talented Programme with a Gifted and Talented workshop. Some special visitors were on hand to deliver inspirational and motivational classroom and practical sessions. Daniel Gardiner who is a GB decathlete described the benefits of taking part in sport and what it takes to achieve your potential and be successful. There was even an opportunity for our students to train like a professional athlete in an elite athletics session. Over 30 students from year 7 to year 10 have been selected to take part in a PE Gifted and Talented programme as a result of their sporting performance or leadership skills demonstrated in sport specific areas of the PE curriculum. The aim is to continue to stretch our more able students by providing further support and next steps to achieve their sporting potential. In addition pupils on the Gifted and Talented programme will have the opportunity to be sports leaders, coaches, officials and sports competition organisers in PE and work with primary school children as part of our PE primary liaison events.

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Everyone involved in the launch really enjoyed themselves and were inspired to be involved in the programme. The highlight for most was the opportunity to train with professional athletes and have an insight into what it takes to be a full time professional sports person. Hopefully in a few years we may have some of our students coming back to talk about their sporting careers with our future Kearsley Academy Students. PE Department.

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