Wiggs inspires pupils

Pupils from Kirkland High School who took part in the Sky Sports Living for Sport programme with Paralympic star Emma Wiggs (bottom right)
Pupils from Kirkland High School who took part in the Sky Sports Living for Sport programme with Paralympic star Emma Wiggs (bottom right)
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A group of second-year pupils from Kirkland High School have successfully finished the Sky Sports Living for Sport programme.

This is the first time this programme has been run in the school, consisting of a 10-week block which uses sports stars and sports skills to motivate and inspire pupils.

The 14-strong group chose to work on a project called ‘Challenge Yourself’ inspired by their paralymic athlete mentor, Emma Wiggs.

Emma visited the school to introduce the programme and, along with Mrs Rodigan and Jennifer Mann, active schools co-ordinator, assisted the group to embark on a series of challenges.

As well as team building activities, they helped to design artwork for the athletes village at the forthcoming Commonwealth Games, promoted the schools sports relief mile, assisted Provost Jim Leishman to Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth, promoted ‘Sport Your Trainers’ in the school, as well as provided skipping demonstrations to Aberhill Primary School to help with the schools’ BHF Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser.

Emma recently revisited the school to speak about the six keys to success and how they are designed to help young people develop valuable life skills that will help in and outside of school, now and into the future.