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LATEST - Sky Sports Living for sport - West Midlands Finalist
Alex Griffiths, Earl Mortimer College
Winner West Midlands region
Ten students from Earl Mortimer College were selected to take part in the college’s Sky Sports Living for Sport project because they needed support in engaging with the school curriculum. The focus of the project was on developing social, physical and mental skills through the medium of sport.
Alex was a student who lacked good social skills and had low self-esteem. Although he would take part in PE lessons he lacked the confidence to take an active role in leadership.
The aim of the project was for the students to build on their own leadership skills so that they could run the Year 6 Sport Induction Day. This would involve over 100 students being led for an hour by the group. The group soon began to enjoy the thought of this responsibility, none more so than Alex, who immediately started thinking of ways of making his activities completely inclusive.
Athlete Mentor Mel Clarke’s visit was a great confidence boost for the group who were hugely inspired by her story of overcoming a life-threatening illness to succeed in sport. This really struck a chord with the students, teaching them that, despite setbacks in life, anything is possible. For Alex, this was the turning point in realising the Induction Day challenge could be conquered.
The Induction Day was a huge success with the project team teaching over 200 students for three hours. Alex did a particularly brilliant job and his confidence in delivery was outstanding. He was excellent at praising and encouraging the students under his leadership which made for a high work rate and enjoyment. The group worked excellently as a team and delivered at an extremely impressive level as a result of the new skills learned through Sky Sports Living for Sport.
Paul Bescoby, PE teacher at Earl Mortimer College commented: “Alex has certainly become more actively involved in college life as a result of the project. He regularly helps out at after college events and has grown into a very well rounded individual.”