Sir Frederic Osborn students lead keynote sport seminar

PUBLISHED: 12:54 27 February 2011

Seminar speakers: Sir Frederic Osborn Year 11 students George Williamson, Lotte Clapp, Hope Lindsay and Connor Wren with Baroness Sue Campbell (centre)

Seminar speakers: Sir Frederic Osborn Year 11 students George Williamson, Lotte Clapp, Hope Lindsay and Connor Wren with Baroness Sue Campbell (centre)

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Sir Frederic Osborn School was invited by the Youth Sports Trust to lead a ‘keynote’ seminar and networking session at the 13th Annual Sports College Conference at Telford International Centre.

Four Year 11 students spoke passionately about the project they have been leading in which they use the power of students ‘voice’ to create sustainable change in the PE department and whole school.

The session was chaired and watched by BBC commentator and Athlanta 1996 Olympic Games high jump bronze medallist Steve Smith.

Through the work the school has gained national success becoming one of nine schools chosen out of 495 Sports Colleges to pilot the scheme.

The projects which have been chosen by the students are centred round the Olympic values of respect, courage and friendship.

‘Aspire’ leaders, as they have become known, have used these values in projects such as reading schemes, Fun clubs, Year 7 pastoral care and inter form activities.

Projects that are in the pipeline include literacy and outdoor education for underachieving students, primary school gymnastics, mini aspire leaders and students as observers.

Whilst at the conference the students had the chance to meet and interact with VIPs including Baroness Sue Campbell president of the Youth Sport Trust.

The students also had the chance to visit the exhibition halls and try at first hand some of the demonstrations.


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