Welwyn Hatfield teens to benefit from Living Leading Giving scheme

PUBLISHED: 15:33 19 December 2014

Young leaders passing on some tips

Young leaders passing on some tips

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Sixty 16 and 17-year-old leaders and PE apprentices from Welwyn Hatfield School Sports Games Partnership attended Welwyn Garden City’s Monk’s Walk School to hear opportunities on offer by the Living Leading Giving scheme.

The project, funded by a £9,000 Sport England grant, will allow leaders to attend NGB sports courses, continuing professional development courses like Child Protection, SAQ and First Aid.

The leaders will then have the opportunity to provide coaching and officiating support to sports clubs, sports centres and other Welwyn Hatfield Sport and Physical Activity Alliance (WHSPAA) organisations.

The leaders will shortly be contacting clubs that have registered on the WHSPAA clubs website to see what they can help with.

At the end of the project next summer, all of this will lead to the opportunity for the leaders to progress their sport studies and, if they wish, have increased potential to take paid employment.

Following the presentation by WHSPAA chairman Dave Bartlett and PE teachers Cherie Wiper and Stuart Williams of Monk’s Walk the students learnt SAQ skills and how to help people with impaired sight enjoy physical activity.


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