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Clare Mount goes ‘Active in Mind’


On Tuesday 17th July, a group of Key Stage 3 pupils were lucky enough to take part in an ‘Active in Mind’ celebration event at Clare Mount. ‘Active in Mind’ is a health initiative from the Youth Sport Trust which aims to improve young people’s mental health through increasing their levels of physical activity.

The 20 6th Form Sports Leaders who were trained as mentors as part of this programme have been sacrificing their own lunch times every Tuesday so they could lead a group of Key Stage 3 pupils in various sports and games. The most popular sports turned out to be dodge ball, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair dodge ball.

To finish the programme off for the year, our Athlete Mentor Neil Danns (Former British and European Skateboard Champion), returned to Clare Mount to watch the 6th Form Sports Leaders deliver a carousel activities. The Sports Leaders should be extremely proud of themselves for showing their passion for sport and demonstrate the maturity required to lead a younger group of pupils.

A special thanks to Sarah O’Connell, Jack Walker and Amelia Robinson who have been the most dedicated leaders throughout the year.

Well done to all the pupils who have attended at least one of the ‘Active in Mind sessions during the year, and we hope to see you again next year! A special mention to Ellis, George, Cole, Max B, Brandon, Bailey, Matthew, Ryan and Ethan for almost never missing a session!