On Saturday 19th January 2013, fifteen Harrogate High School students attended the Sports Makers workshop organised by North Yorkshire Sport. Linked to the hugely successful Olympic Games Makers; Sportmakers is a national volunteer programme that looks to inspire and recruit new volunteers to make sport happen in their local community.
The training helped to prepare the students to become sporting volunteers in the local community. During the workshop the group learned about Olympic and Paralympic values and were challenged to discuss how volunteering can have a positive effect on the individual and the community around them.
Andrew Jones, MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough, joined the school’s students on the course to become a Sport Maker; pledging his commitment and support to community sport. He described the experience as “An enjoyable workshop that gives you the confidence and the inspiration to go out and be an active Sportmaker in your community”.
The students will now begin their volunteering placements in a range of sporting clubs both within school and in the local community.