Sports students at Hartlepool Sixth Form have been inspiring the younger generation of swimmers through their volunteering work.
Five sports students volunteered to support a local primary school swimming gala and gained real work skills, which will help them progress to a career in the industry.
Talented swimmer and Hartlepool Sixth Form student Hannah Fenwick, volunteered to be involved in the swimming competition and co-ordinated a team of sports students, which included Danielle Marshall, Sophie Derbyshire, Morgan Rose and Luke Fitzgerald, who were all instrumental in ensuring the event was a success.
The students enthusiastically completed several important tasks such as time keeping, event logistics and ensuring the young competitors were happy, enjoying the experience and inspired.
Ian Hewitt, Sport Lecturer at Hartlepool Sixth Form, said:
“This was a great opportunity for our year one and two students to gain volunteering hours towards their Sport Leaders UK courses. Hannah did an excellent job of co-ordinating the volunteers, using her background in swimming, and was an excellent role model for the young people competing in the gala.”
The sixth form students are required to carry out voluntary work as part of their Sport Leader Award. Hannah Fenwick, who is studying Level 3 BTEC Sport and Exercise Science at Hartlepool Sixth Form, said:
“It has been great to see the younger generation enjoy something I do as a sport and I have enjoyed inspiring and motivating them. The volunteering work has developed my personal skills and I mentored the competitors to be determined and resilient in what they do.”
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