350 young people take part in the Dorset Leadership Academy
Posted: Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:44
On Thursday 5th January 2017 350 young people from 35 schools arrived at Bryanston School to take part in the annual Dorset Leadership Academy. The academy provides high quality support and training for young people who would like to be actively involved in volunteering and leadership within their school and community.
The Leadership Academy focused on training young people in specific roles such as sports leaders, young ambassadors, young coaches, media and dance.
The Grange School is the Youth Sport Trust Lead Specialism Partner School for Leadership, Coaching and Volunteering in Dorset. Led by Daniel Moody and supported by the Youth Sport Trust, Active Dorset and the Dorset School Games Organisers, the Dorset Leadership Programme has grown over the last five years to a point now where it's a key part of the PE and school sport offer in primary, middle and secondary schools in Dorset. Each year the programme offers training and deployment opportunities to over 1500 young people and support for schools to provide suitable leadership, coaching and volunteering pathways for all young people.
Dan Moody commented; "We introduced the Dorset Leadership Academy five years ago and I'm delighted that it has become such a popular event with so many schools continuing to attend year on year. I'd like to say thank you to all the people who help to run the event and to Bryanston School who continue to offer such an incredible venue and the expertise of their staff. As always, the pupils selected were a credit to their schools and this movement of young people really does have the potential to drive increased participation in physical activity and sport. There is also great value in bringing so many teachers and support staff together from the various schools to network and share good practice."
The next Dorset Leadership Academy will take place on the 4th January 2018.