Noadswood were honoured to have two of their Inclusive Leaders selected to attend the first ever National Inclusive Futures Camp which is hosted by the Youth Sport Trust at Loughborough University.
The weekend camp gave the opportunity for 120 young volunteers from 8 cities in the UK to undertake a range of high quality leadership and volunteering workshops and our two girls, Chelsie Jones and Rebecca Godfrey excelled. The Camps aim was to develop young people as confident young leaders and to support them to learn more about themselves, helping them to be the best they can be both in life and in sport. Both Noadswood girls have participated in the Inclusive PE Programme at Noadswood, representing the school at various Disability Sports including the Youth Sports Games in 2014. Chelsie & Rebecca have helped increase participation in physical activity and sport, challenge perceptions and advocated for peers to create sporting opportunities for all at Noadswood.
This was also an opportunity for both girls to be away from home for the first time, staying in a 4 star hotel and living the dream!
The girls attended several workshops throughout the weekend to enhance their skills and knowledge of leading inclusive sports. They had an amazing opportunity to meet and work alongside 7 inspirational Paralympians including Hannah Cockcroft (w/c 100m), Ian Rose (Judo), Claire Harvey (Sitting Volleyball), Kate Grey (Swimming) & Leuan Coombes (w/c Rugby). Both girls competed in a Dragons Den style bid to host an inclusive event at their school and came away with a share of £400 for Noadswood.
The event was a fabulous opportunity for meeting new people, sharing experiences and developing inter-personal skills. The girls were sad to leave on the Sunday but had an abundance of skills to bring back to Noadswood to continue to share with their peers and give every child a sporting start in life.