Pupils see benefits

PUBLISHED: 11:47 20 September 2007 | UPDATED: 15:16 12 May 2010

Tracey Stimson with the young sports leaders - 2495DW5

Tracey Stimson with the young sports leaders - 2495DW5

YOUNG sports leaders in Royston have completed their first sports leadership awards. Tracey Stimson, sports co-ordinator at Icknield Walk School believes the short course benefits young pupils and says she has already noticed the difference. She said:

YOUNG sports leaders in Royston have completed their first sports leadership awards.

Tracey Stimson, sports co-ordinator at Icknield Walk School believes the short course benefits young pupils and says she has already noticed the difference.

She said: "We had 12 Year 3 pupils complete the introductory course and I think that they really enjoyed themselves.

"They had to cover a variety of units that involved communication, teamwork, leadership and organisation.

"By integrating with younger pupils they have been able to develop their confidence and leadership skills."

In partnership with Greneway School, Icknield Walk, like many schools in the area, has encouraged the sports leadership programme, with pupils helping with a number of sporting activities.

Tracey said: "The school will definitely continue with it.

"Everybody involved has had a lot of fun and the benefits are endless for both the children and the school.

"Hopefully it has encouraged them to take part in sport and helped them realise the benefits that sport can give them.

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