Over 100 students have completed their Sports Leaders Awards. Since Truro and Penwith College received National Sports Leadership Academy status earlier this year, it has provided opportunities for young people to volunteer as a Sports Leader and take up a purposeful role within their community, gaining recognition for their skills as a leader, and with this develop a valuable sense of self-worth.
Vicky Pring, Deputy Team Leader for Sport at Truro College commented: “Now we are a leadership centre we encourage our students to work in the community. These students are a credit to the college; they have given up their own time to work with others as well as completing their studies and academy programmes.”
75 students completed Level 2 Sports Leaders Award which involved at least ten hours of voluntary sports leadership in local schools, clubs and organisations. 34 students completed the Higher Sports Leader Award which involved at least 30 hours of community sports leadership working with different targeted groups such as young people and disability groups. The award enabled students to progress to their chosen university or career pathway because it supported their academic achievements which were gained within a vocational setting.