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Eight schools take part in event to train new Young Leaders in Norfolk

Eight schools from across Norfolk attended a jam-packed day of Young Leader training at UEA Sportspark last week. The event was aimed at those with special needs, giving them the great opportunity to train as Young Leaders.

A crucial part of the day was Iain Mills from Parkside School, who is also the Youth Sport Trust County Inclusion Lead. Iain managed to get the event off the ground for the second year running.

What is a Young Leader?

A young leader is someone who has attended a training session to enhance core skills such as teamwork, communication and leadership. These courses also aim to increase the students’ confidence in their own abilities.

These young leaders, once trained, then deliver accessible, new opportunities in their schools to young people who wouldn’t usually take part.

“It’s a great opportunity for our pupils to mix with others from all over!”

Gary Hydon, Clare School

“The event is part of the Norfolk School Games and is supported by sponsorship from Sportspark, so thanks to them for providing the venue.”

Iain Mills, Parkside School

Who attended the event?

The schools involved were a mixture of special schools and secondary schools from all over the county. These were: Sprowston Academy, Clare School, Parkside School, Notre Dame, Duke of Lancaster Academy, Taverham High, Bure Park Academy, and Churchill Park Academy. From these, 58 pupils in total took part in the day, with content covering the following:

The day culminated in an opportunity to plan some activities which they would deliver back at their schools.

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Our Children and Young People (CYP) team are constantly working hard to promote and develop opportunities for young people in Norfolk to be more physically active.

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