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Jade accepts National Award from The Youth Sport Trust

Last week, Jade in 6th form accepted the Youth Sport Trust Girls Active Young Activist award on behalf of Clare Mount (and five other schools nationally), who have offered sports and activities to the older people in care homes, residential settings and day centres.


(You can see Jade accepting the award by clicking this link: and forwarding to 15:10. If you have a bit more time; please watch from 10.18 to 16.43 to hear more about this fabulous project) 


Prior to the pandemic, Jade had secured a work-based placement at Upton Grange Care Home through her brilliant work in Activity Across Ages.  Jade supported Peggy, an older person, to play Paralympic sports and activities such as Boccia and New Age Kurling over a 12 week programme.  This led to Mrs Magnall (who coordinates all the fantastic work-based learning placements for Clare Mount Specialist Sports College), arranging a work-based placement with Anchor Homes based on Upton Grange's wonderful feedback about Jade.


Our virtual Activity Across Ages work is now coordinated by Mrs Poynton with a virtual cafe, Silver Sports activities and 'Chair-fit' activities being beamed into care homes by 6th form students placed with Mrs Badzire in the cafe on a Wednesday.


Younger and older people in our modern lives today report terrible issues with loneliness. If we can do our bit to help with this it can only be positive for our community and other communities in terms of well-being.


Well done Jade and all the Activity Across Ages leaders involved in the programme.