A group of young people from Clowne have successfully taken the first step to becoming qualified sports leaders.
Twelve students at Heritage High School in Clowne aged between 14 and 16 gave up four-days of their Easter holidays to complete the nationally recognised qualification - the Sports Leaders UK Level 1 Award in Sports Leadership.
Bolsover District Council delivered the course and are now hoping it will provide a platform for the youngsters to go on and develop their leadership and coaching skills in the local community.
Bolsover District Council’s Director of Neighbourhoods, Stuart Tomlinson said, “It is great that another group of young people have shown commitment and a willingness to learn and develop their skills, which will not only be important when leading sport activities in the future but are also transferable in other areas of life.”
Throughout the 4 days candidates learnt and developed their skills in a range of areas including planning, communication, fair play and the importance of leading and promoting healthy lifestyles.
In their final assessment the pupils led a 30 minute session in pairs, whilst also answering a series of questions relating to the course.
Some of the candidates’ comments included “I have learnt a lot from the course and have thoroughly enjoyed it,” as well as “I liked learning new games which I can use when I deliver my own sessions in the future.”
For further information please telephone 01246 593065 or visit www.bolsover.gov.uk/coach-education-a-courses
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