BTEC Students Are Sports Leaders

BTEC Sport students at Solihull Sixth Form College have achieved their Level 2 Sports Leaders awards this year, it has been confirmed.

36 students on the BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport course participated on the programme, which sees them completing 10 hours of voluntary work in a sports setting. Our students worked with the South Solihull School Sport Partnership and volunteered at the School Games Inter School Competition Programme. The City of Birmingham Rockets Basketball Club also got involved, working with our students to deliver basketball sessions.

Julie Chrysostomou, PE and School Sport Development Officer at the South Solihull School Sport Partnership, commented: “South Solihull School Sport Partnership would like to thank the Level 2 Sports Leaders from Solihull Sixth Form College for supporting delivery of our School Games Inter School Competition Programme. This year saw the Sixth Form host Sports Hall Athletics, Dodgeball and Basketball competitions. The sports leaders organised and managed 12 events, which saw over 2,000 primary school pupils from local schools attend. They were able to put into practice the skills they had learnt from their course and were awesome role models to the younger pupils.”

Sport and Health Curriculum Leader Lee Jones added:

“This is a great programme, which allows students to develop their organisation, motivation and communication skills, whilst also focusing on positive role models in sport, how to mentor others, and how to use leadership skills in a variety of settings. It’s great fun for our students to participate and they represented the College well.”

8 June 2020