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Students take lead at Oxfordshire School Games

15th Apr 2016

Students from Abingdon & Witney College took control at this year’s Oxfordshire Sainsbury’s School Games held at St Helens and St Katharine’s in Abingdon. Seven Fast Forward students from the College helped coordinate and invigilate the Panathlon games, which involved four local primary schools with students who have learning and physical disabilities.

The Sainsbury’s School Games is a year round programme offering every school-age pupil in Oxfordshire the opportunity to access high-quality competitive school sport. Over 100 primary schools have been involved in the county as well as a large amount of secondary schools, allowing children of all ages to get involved.

Lucy Tappin, from Oxfordshire Sport and Physical Activity, said “The College provided some really fantastic volunteers to help with the running of activities. It has been really important to have the college students involved as they are great role models and can really raise the aspirations of the younger students. ”

Hayden Smith, 17, is a Fast Forward student helping out at the event. He said “This is a really great event to take part in. It’s the first time I’ve done something like this and it’s very exciting. This event is really great for all the children involved.”