Pupils' sporting leadership achievements celebrated

Leadership Academy for Sport programme sees pupils gain hundreds of qualifications

Leadership Academy for Sport 2019

Senior pupils from schools across North Lanarkshire were celebrating after successfully completing a six-month sports leader's course.

The Leadership Academy for Sport programme is led by North Lanarkshire Active Schools and supported by Müller Milk & Ingredients. It allows pupils to gain certified qualifications while developing their skills in leadership, communication and teamwork. 

Seventy pupils took part in the six-month initiative, which is now in its second year.

Stuart McLaughlan, Active Schools Coordinator, said: "We would like to thank Müller for their continued support, for presenting the awards and for being involved in this project and also staff within North Lanarkshire schools. The pupils who took part have told us they really enjoyed it and that it was a really worthwhile, positive experience.

"Pupils are also given the opportunity to take part in practical work placements, which allows them to make a positive contribution within their communities."

Through the programme pupils achieved a total of 753 certified qualifications in a wide range of sporting disciplines.

Stuart McLaughlan added: "The pupils have used their new skills to organise primary sports days and transition events within their high schools and they have helped with local active schools festivals and competitions throughout the year."

The schools with pupils taking part in the Leadership Academy for Sport came from Bellshill Academy, Cardinal Newman High, St Ambrose High, Clyde Valley High, Calderhead High, Coltness High, Our Lady's High Cumbernauld and Coltness High School.

Their achievements were celebrated at a special event at Bellshill Academy on Tuesday 26 March.

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