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Sports Ambassadors Get Involved

Posted at 11:59 am on 14th July, 2022

School Games Leadership Day

On 6th July, Wellacre’s Sports Ambassadors attended the National Squash Centre at the Etihad stadium, along with other Greater Manchester schools for the School Games Commonwealth Leadership Day.

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Our Year 7 and 8 Sports Ambassadors were accompanied by Mr Whitehead, Teacher of PE, to be inspired by a range of workshops and activities. 

Students from Melland High School, BTH and more gathered together to hear Stacey Copeland, who was the first ever British woman to win a Commonwealth title in boxing, deliver a motivational speech about always taking opportunities and never giving up on the activities and ideas you love.

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Students then took part in various activities, consisting of ultimate frisbee, dodgeball, tennis and multisports. In these events,  students put on an excellent display of teamwork and sportsmanship; helping each other and other schools as they tackled each challenge. 

The day also saw students taking part and experiencing leading two further sports activities they may not have played before, taking away key skills and resources that could help them introduce the sport to their school and support other young people to engage. .                                

Mr Whitehead said:

“This is a great opportunity for the students, taking part helps our ambassadors to understand the challenges that other students face when doing new and different activities.”

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The Sports Ambassadors themselves said they thoroughly enjoyed attending the event, each student learnt something new, such as adaptability and improving their leadership skills.

The Greater Manchester School Games Commonwealth Games Legacy programme aims to inspire and equip the future workforce of young leaders to support their peers and future generations to get involved in physical activity and sport back in their schools of greater Manchester.

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One final speaker, Nathan Maguire, winner of the silver medal in the Tokyo Paralympics 2020 said:

“My disability was the greatest thing to ever happen to me”.

From this speech Wellacre Ambassadors saw Nathan's unrivalled resilience; he showed everyone that if he can do it anyone else can do it too. He added: 

“Don't believe something is over until you’ve actually tried it!”

Written by James, Year 10, Wellacre Work Experience

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