North Kent College get into the swing of supporting local primary schools

13th December 2016

North Kent College get into the swing of supporting local primary schools

On Wednesday 7th December, North Kent College hosted a Tri-Golf event for 8 local primary schools in conjunction with Dartford School Games Partnership.

The morning event was for 7-9 year olds from schools in the local area, it gave them a chance to experience a new sport in a safe environment. The event was arranged by the Games Partnership, and NKC Level 1 Sports students organised the children; giving them experience of coaching others which is a requirement of passing the course at the College.

Chris Manley; North Kent College Sports lecturer, is passionate about bringing more events like to the college and commented  “we would love to offer local schools the opportunity to receive free of charge, fully supervised coaching sessions such as trampolining, badminton, rugby and many other sports”.

Dartford School Games Partnership work to deliver a number of events throughout the school year to the local community, and are trying to get even more primary schools in the area to take part. Their aim is to encourage young people to take part in more competitive sport.

The schools took it in turns working their way around different stations, building up points as they went. At the end of the event, they announced the results and presented the winning school , Dartford Primary Academy, with a medal each. All participating schools received a certificate for taking part.

The children received some coaching whilst attending the day from Sharna Dutrieux, one of the Level 2 Development in coaching and fitness students, who is also an U18 English National Golfer. She has been playing the sport for 10 years, and is hoping to go professional in the future. Sharna said “I have spotted a few talented children today. It was a bit of fun for them whilst giving them an opportunity to learn a new sport”.

Jon Rye; School Games Organiser for the partnership, was pleased with the outcome, saying “NKC have been fantastic. The young leaders have been awesome and engaged every child in tri-golf”. 

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