Pupils lead the way with volunteering

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TWO Fleetwood High School students have gained prestigious sports volunteering awards.

Kane Marriott, a Year 11 student at Fleetwood High School, has recently attained the prestigious ‘Step Into Sport’ Gold award.

Kane has achieved this impressive accolade for giving up no less than two hundred hours of his own time to sports volunteering.

He was presented with this award by his Headteacher, Steve Roe, in a recent celebratory assembly.

Kane has previously attained Bronze and Silver Certificates, and then discovered last month that he had also gained the Gold standard award.

All volunteering has been in his own time, much of it at the weekends and in holidays, and a substantial part of it has been completed with Kane’s home team, Fleetwood Town FC.

He has also helped out at primary school football festivals which have been staged at Fleetwood High.

Kane has followed the Highbury club since he was at primary school.

Another Fleetwood High pupil, Jessica Martin, attained Silver award by putting in more than 50 hours. Much of her volunteering took place at the school, where she helped out in netball and athletics events.

Jessica has umpired at several netball tournaments and been involved with courses for younger pupils in the sport.

The awards are run by the Youth Sports Trust, who also co-ordinate Community Leadership awards for older teenagers.

PE teacher Anne Taylor said: “This is a fantastic achievement for Kane, who is the first pupil in the school to achieve the award.

“The school is also proud of Jessica Martin, who has also put a tremendous effort into sports volunteering and fully deserves the Silver Award.

“It wouldn’t surprise me if both of them went onto to do the Community Leadership awards when they leave school.”