Recognitition for sport leadership

Members of staff at Jack Hunt School

Members of staff at Jack Hunt School

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A Peterborough school has been rewarded for the positive impact it is giving students through sport.

Jack Hunt School won the ‘Closing the Gap’ award at the Youth Sport Trust 2015 conference in recognition of its efforts to develop student leadership throughout the school.

The school in Ledbury Road was presented with its award during a ceremony celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Youth Sport Trust on Wednesday, February 4, at the Telford International Centre..

The trust is a charity devoted to changing young people’s lives through sport.

Leadership skills are taught and developed Jack Hunt from ages 7 to 18.

Chris Game, assistant headteacher at the school, said: “We are really proud of this award. Leadership is an important aspect of our sports college work and is used to develop many employability skills in our students.

“It is always great to see students working together to plan and lead activities for others.”

Councillor John Holdich, Peterborough City Council’s cabinet member for education, skills and university, said: “Staff and students at Jack Hunt School should be rightly proud of winning this Youth Sport Trust Award.

“We know the school is doing fantastic work in Peterborough and is consistently rated good by Ofsted.

“Equipping our students and young people with leadership skills is important. It helps set them up for later life, whether it be in education or employment.

“Jack Hunt School knows that sport can be used to equip students with leadership skills and this is what the Youth Sport Trust recognised.

“I hope this award leads to many more and I wish the school every success.”