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Students Attend Leadership Academy

A number of students recently took part in the Leadership Academy and Young Ambassador conference. The Dorset Leadership Academy was designed to provide high quality support and development for young leaders and volunteers.

Some of our Year 7 and 8 students completed a young sports’ leaders workshop, where they developed skills to inspire other young people. The workshop was led by staff from Weymouth College and Rockley Watersports. Those students who formed the school games events and media team were trained in event management, film and media and produced reports on the events that were going on throughout the day.

Two of our dance students were nominated to be part of the school games dance team; they worked tirelessly with a teacher from FuZe 8 Dance Academy to prepare a routine for the opening ceremony of the School Games County Finals. They were also able to demonstrate their performance to all the sports coaches at the end of the day.

Four Lytchett students were also part of the Young Ambassador conference, aimed at outstanding sporting leaders who are considered to be future Young Ambassadors. (Those who become Young Ambassadors take a leading role at the Dorset School Games finals and form a vital link between the students and the adults in their schools.) Students were involved in workshops delivered by Bournemouth University‘s RELAYS team, selected Young Ambassador mentors who had previously attended the Leadership Academy, special guest tutors and athlete mentors.

Finally, three of our students were were accepted into the Dorset Young Coaching Academy: Jack Bosworth, Danielle Darcy and Charlotte Henry.

The day was delivered by experts in the world of sports coaching, and by athlete mentors including Thinus Delport, John Pearce and James Hind, all of whom have represented their respective countries at the highest level.