TWELVE sixth form students and two members of staff from Whitby Community College attended a Sport Makers’ Workshop delivered by Pete Taylor and Lucy Smith from North Yorkshire Sport.
Sport Makers is all about encouraging sport in your local community - 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 14 leaders have each become one of 40,000 Sport Makers in the hope that they not only get the skills, knowledge and opportunities they need to get more people playing sport, but also that they become part of the official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sports legacy.
Some of the students are already working hard to be Sport Makers.
Maddie Hann has organised two taster Dancercise classes for female sixth form students and staff, Dan Davies is organising martial arts taster sessions, Connor Clennan and Theo Smith are delivering tag rugby sessions at some of the primary schools in the run-up to a festival at the rugby club in March. Eve Locker and Jodi McConnell are attending a dance leaders course as well as planning a dance revue at Caedmon School in June.
Sports Coordinator Pete Woolley said: “We had a great evening at Scarborough Sports Centre.
“The informal atmosphere generated by Pete Taylor allowed the students to work in a relaxed atmosphere and express their views with great confidence.
“Sport Makers complements work that I am doing to create a course at Whitby Community College called ‘Our Club’ that teaches the finer points of running clubs such as administration and financial planning.”