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Olympic funding to help train future sports leaders

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Rillington School celebrate  a �5000 grant from the International Olympic Comimitee to run a sports leaders course in Ryedale
School staff Lisa Ponter and Dan Bateson ,with from left Matthew Porter,Harlee Walker-Stabler,William Maud and ,front, Marisha Christie
Picture by Neil Silk
14/02/14

140734 Rillington School celebrate a �5000 grant from the International Olympic Comimitee to run a sports leaders course in Ryedale School staff Lisa Ponter and Dan Bateson ,with from left Matthew Porter,Harlee Walker-Stabler,William Maud and ,front, Marisha Christie Picture by Neil Silk 14/02/14

Two local schools are embarking on a project to train young sports leaders of the future, thanks to a £5,000 grant.

Teachers Lisa Ponter and Gary Hindle submitted a winning bid to secure funding from the Olympic and Paralympic Games Committee.

The grant will be used to help pupils from local schools plan and lead a Paralympic-themed sports festival for children with disabilities.

The Paralympic Pride Festival was first launched in 2012 after similar funding was secured to stage the inaugural event. Following its success, a similar project is currently underway.

Seamer and Irton Primary School and Rillington Primary School are leading the project; partner schools include Newby and Scalby, Wheatcroft, Barrowcliff, Northstead, Cayton and Hertford Vale.

Youngsters who attend Springhead School and Woodlands School have been invited to attend the event, which will be hosted by Scarborough Rugby Club in March.

As well as organising the festival, which will include Paralympic-inspired activities, the sports leaders will work towards a leadership award designed for primary school children.

The Paralympic Pride Festival is based on a simplified version of the seven values of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

 

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