HNC is delighted to reveal that students from across the College’s Applied Sports qualification have supported the Pennine Sports Partnership in delivering a wide range of activities for hundreds of primary school children as part of National Schools Sports Week (17 – 23 June 2024).

Applied Sport is a qualification that develops students’ practical and theoretical knowledge across a range of sports related topics, with a strong focus on building skills in fitness, coaching and leadership. The College’s Health and Sport faculty works closely with the Pennine Sports Partnership to support the delivery of physical activity and sports programmes to local school pupils. The Partnership, which is a non-profit organisation, delivers sports sessions to over 18,000 young people across 64 schools in Kirklees, and throughout the year, invite students from across the College’s Sports courses to take part in a range of activities, allowing them to develop their knowledge and build on their work-based skills.

In the special events held over the past week at the Leeds Road sports complex for National Schools Sports Week, Applied Sport students delivered multi-skills sessions to primary school pupils in year 4. Throughout the week, students lead on a variety of activities, from tag rugby to volleyball and boccia to cricket, encouraging pupils with a range of abilities to take part in the activities. During the sessions, the students put the coaching and leadership skills learnt in the classroom to the test, ensuring that the sessions were run in a professional and engaging way.

Joe Howson, Teacher of Sport, comments “Applied Sport students at HNC develop a wide range of skills in the classroom, and this opportunity to take on leading roles in the Pennine Sports Partnership annual event for National Sports Week provided our students with an opportunity to put those skills to the test! Coaching in the community not only allows our students to give back and share their skills with the next generation, it also directly contributes to assessed modules in leadership as part of the Applied Sport qualification. In these sessions, our students not only demonstrated their knowledge, they have also used this opportunity to build on their work-based skills in preparation for their next steps after HNC. I am incredibly proud of our students who genuinely embody the College values and worked hard to encourage others to become their best selves through these valuable multi-skills sessions”.

In Year 10? You can find out more about the opportunities our Applied Sport students can experience here at HNC at our upcoming open event on Wednesday 10 July. Find out more here.

You can view a gallery of images from the sessions below.

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