Students help Olympic legacy continue

The success of the Olympics has left a huge legacy for many people across the nation and our sports leaders are keen to make it last.

Alex Haymes, Jake Williams, David Paton, Dan Sullivan, Sophie Field, Ciara Fearn and Kathy Nichols took an active role in Alton Town Council’s Olympithon to help encourage more people to try new sports.

A range of Olympic sports were on offer at the Anstey Park event for children and adults to try, and our students helped to run a wide range of sports including Volleyball, Table Tennis, Archery, Blind Football, Handball, Boxing, Taekwondo and Hockey. They also helped with the promotion of the event which attracted more than 700 people from the local area. Setting up/dismantling tents and collecting data from the public were also tasks forming part of their experience.

By volunteering in this way, the sports leaders are not only adding to their work experience but are also adding vital hours to their Sports Leaders Award which is completed as an enrichment through College.

Emily Sanderson, the Community Sports Officer from Alton Town Council wrote to thank the students for their hard work. She said: “The whole day would not have been possible without you all and I cannot thank you enough for your support and your involvement.”

The Town Council is now considering making this an annual event due to its enormous success. We look forward to getting involved next year!

Photo left to right: Alex Haymes, Jake Williams, David Paton, Dan Sullivan, Sophie Field, Ciara Fearn and Kathy Nichols