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Clare Mount's Healthy Lifestyle Champions meet British and European Skateboard Champion

On Thursday 10th January Clare Mount's 'Healthy Lifestyle Champions' were put through their paces by Neil Danns, former British and European Skateboard Champion at The Hive Youth Zone in Birkenhead. The day started with an inspirational introduction, during which Neil took the students through his own life journey, explaining that he had come back from school exclusion to being inspired by the sport of skateboarding to quickly becoming the British Champion. News to us all was that Neil's other passion; for dance led to him representing the UK, as a dancer in The Eurovision Song Contest in 1987!! (


The practical session involved the HLCs developing their communication, collaboration and planning skills through 4 brilliant games. All the group succeeded in contributing to their respective teams and there were some standout leadership performances from Matthew, Jordan and Leon.


This term the HLCs will be learning how to play and lead two new sports: Ultimate Frisbee and Kin-Ball. Clare Mount students and pupils from our partner primary schools can look forward to learning these brilliant new sports at our Community Sports Nights and 'Fit Fun Fests' in the next few months