Sports Makers part of Olympics legacy

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TWENTY-six sixth form students from Whitby Community College gave up an afternoon to attend a Sports Makers workshop delivered by Lucy Smith and Pete Taylor from North Yorkshire Sport.

Whether it’s planning the route, finding the pitch or encouraging people to take part – sport doesn’t just happen, it needs people to make it happen.

The college students are hoping to become one of 40,000 Sport Makers aged 16-plus.

The workshop aimed to give the students the opportunity to get the skills and knowledge needed to get more people playing sport, they have become part of the official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sports legacy.

The students came from a range of backgrounds and represented a number of different sports and skills from sailing to photography.

Sports co-ordinator Pete Woolley said: “It was great to get such a large number of sixth form students involved in this national volunteering programme. “Many of the students already help with a number of clubs, festivals and tournaments across the Whitby area and this scheme gives them the perfect opportunity to log their hours and record their good deeds.”