Neil Danns in Action!
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Our On Track to Achieve students enjoyed a fantastic session with British and European Skateboarding Champion Neil Danns today.
The session was an introduction to Neil’s sport and a brief glimpse of what it takes to become successful at an alternative sport.
“Today was all about encourage these students to try something new and show them my world! I took them out of their comfort zone and stretched them physically and mentally.”
Dressed in protective padding and helmets and armed with a skateboard, our Year 9 boys took to the tarmac and learnt a variety of skateboard tricks and skills.
“The aim is to push these lads to try something new and to understand that they won’t know what they can achieve unless they give it a go.”
The next step is for the students to develop their community project which they have planned themselves. Their idea is to deliver personal mentoring to a group of younger Academy students in order to improve their attitude to learning.