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Sports Leaders Host Football Festival for Local Primary Schools

By 23 March 2022No Comments

Our sports leaders hosted a fantastic event for the local primary schools last week. Since the start of the academic year, over 20 girls have been developing their leadership skills through the ‘Game On’ project every Thursday after school. They have had the opportunity to gain experience from external coaches who have delivered valuable sessions about the importance of communication, organisation and teamwork. In recent months, the group have had the privilege of putting their training into practice by helping to lead the Panathlon Boccia tournaments at Bolton Arena. These competitions are aimed at young people in the area who have disabilities and special educational needs. As a result of these events being a great success, the girls wanted to deliver their own football sessions to local primary schools. After weeks of planning, the leaders hosted a mini football festival for The Valley, Sharples Primary, High Lawn and St Pauls on Thursday evening. The girls delivered some skill based sessions to over 35 Year 5 pupils before organising a tournament where they officiated all of the games. This was a fantastic event enjoyed by everyone involved. The girls showcased their ability to run and organise a festival, and offer guidance to the primary students about how to improve. It was brilliant to see how everyone’s confidence had increased since September; teachers from the primary schools even commented on how well the girls conducted themselves. Well done, girls! A mention must also go to Joseph Webster (Year 9) who gave up his afternoon to be our photographer for the event!