Step into Sport

Presenting to over 80 students, Josh Y10 student at Freebrough Academy, who is a wheelchair basketball player for the Titans and was nominated ‘Young Male Achiever’ at the North East Disability Sports Awards 2016, inspired young people (Y9+) from across the area as their local young role model. Working alongside Katy Storie, English rugby union player, the Step into Sport Leadership Training Day on Thursday 23 November 2017 involved a number of sessions delivered by both Josh and Katy.

The sessions involved: an introduction to STEP in relation to delivering a sports session, how to deliver an engaging activity and action planning.

A number of other students from Freebrough Academy attended the training and were also a real credit to the school, supporting and encouraging their fellow students and learning new leadership skills which they have brought back to the Academy.

Organising and delivering activities, the students learned how they could change the difficulty to suit different students. Then delivering their activity to another school, they showed determination, drive and an abundance of amazing qualities.

Since returning to the Academy, students have decided to run a lunchtime volleyball group and football group for those students who struggle to access sport and lack confidence when it comes to sport.

We are so proud of Josh’s achievements, he continues to go one step further and is a fantastic example of great sportsmanship. The training day was a huge success, thank you to everyone who was involved organising it and Stockton Schools Sport Partnership for inviting us.