December 2012: Coaches of the future make the grade

SPORTING coaches of the future have been learning new skills in Year 12.

BTEC students have been studying for their ‘First Steps into Coaching’ qualification with additional certificates for ethics in sport and first aid.

PE teacher Mr Smith said: “I received funding from the school to carry out the courses with a group of Year 12 students who have taken part in workshops and group work on particular tasks.

“They will achieve a foundation award in coaching giving them a few ideas about what they need to do to become a sports coach.”