Neil Danns in Action!

Tamesin Quinn / Categories: News

Neil Danns in Action!

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.

Neil said:

“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.

He added:

“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. 

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