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Dorset Leadership Academy 2018 attracts largest attendance yet!

Posted: Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:10

Dorset Leadership Academy 2018 attracts largest attendance yet!

On the 12th December 2018 over 430 young people from 37 secondary schools attended the Dorset Leadership Academy at Bryanston School. The event was the biggest yet and throughout the day workshops in sports leadership, coaching, event management, media training and dance took place enabling young people to develop their leadership and employability skills.

The range of workshops were delivered by various partners including School Games Organisers, highly experienced coaches, RELAYS, Weymouth College students, and professional athletes; including Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby player Aaron Phipps and Great Britain Beach Volleyball pair Chris Gregory and Jake Sheath.

The Leadership Academy, now in its seventh successive year, also provides young people with the necessary skills to become actively involved in leadership and volunteering within their school or local community settings.

Christchurch and Purbeck School Games Organiser and Partnership Manager, Dan Moody, organises and coordinates the event and had the following to say: "The Dorset Leadership Academy has become an important date in the school calendar. It provides a rare opportunity to bring schools together from all over the county. We are fortunate to have fantastic partners who support the event each year and help us to deliver a wide range of high quality workshops, and we work with schools and community sports clubs to create meaningful deployment opportunities following the event. Young leaders and volunteers can have an incredible impact by engaging the least active and making sport fully inclusive for all".

A huge thank you to the wonderful staff at Bryanston School for being so accommodating and enabling the event to be so successful. We look forward to welcoming a whole new range of enthusiastic and inspirational young people next year.

Tags: Dorset Leadership Academy, coaching, dance, event management, leadership, media training, school sport, sports leadership, volunteering