During this academic year we had Carmel College, Wyvern Academy, Hurworth Secondary, Longfield Academy, St Aiden’s, Education Village and Polam Hall Secondary all take part in our Leadership Academy. Throughout the year pupils took part in Leadership Training and then assisted with our Events which included Scoring, Timing, Demonstrating, Marshalling, Setting up and Clearing away and Leading Activities. We are greatful for the support we receive from our Young Leaders as without these some of our events would be unable to take place. We have had over 200 Young Leaders this year who have all gained a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award, we are proud of their achievement and look forward to future events with them.
Carmel College: Bronze Awards – 22. Silver Awards – 2.
Wyvern Academy: Bronze Awards – 10. Silver Awards – 42. Gold Award – 1.
Hurworth Secondary: Bronze Awards – 34. Silver Awards – 4.
Longfield Academy: Bronze Awards – 4. Silver Awards – 5. Gold Awards – 7.
St Aidan’s: Bronze Awards – 21.
Education Village: Bronze Awards – 20.
Polam Hall Secondary: Bronze Awards – 50.
On Friday 31st January we held our Secondary Leadership Day at the Dolphin Centre. We had Young Leaders from Carmel College, Wyvern Academy, Haughton Academy and Polam Hall School who took part in 4 workshops on the morning, these were based on Role of the Sports Leader, Competition Formats and Scoring, Officiating and Controlling a Game and Adapting Activities. On the afternoon the 4 schools attending plus Longfield Academy all focused on a Specific Sport; Longfield – Table Tennis, Carmel College – Cricket, Haughton Academy – Boccia and Polam Hall – Change for Life. Wyvern Academy and Carmel College also received some training previously focusing on Tennis and Aquatics. It was a very enjoyable day for the leaders, they were all engaged, all gained good knowledge and all now feel more confident to lead at events, we are very excited to have them at our future events. Special thanks goes to all 5 Schools plus Darlington School Sport Partnership, Emma Turnbull – Stockton School Game Organiser, Aimee Dunnabie – Move More Team, Oliver King – Durham Cricket Board, David Nowtch – Darlington Dolphins, Dave Bullen – Durham School Aquatic Development Manager and Claire Smith – Lawn Tennis Association who all delivered and helped make the day a great success.