Sky Academy Ambassador Jonny Wilkinson gives rugby masterclass at Cheshunt School
Sky Academy Ambassador Jonny Wilkinson treated students of Goffs School in Cheshunt to a Sky Sports Living for Sport masterclass in rugby union today.
A selected group of 20 Year 7 students were taught passing skills by the England rugby hero after the school were lucky winners of a Sky Academy prize draw. Goffs School were entered into the drawlast month following their commitment and participation in Sky Sports Livingfor Sport.
Sky Academy Ambassador Jonny Wilkinson said: “I was honoured to come to Goffs School today and spend time with the students here. They have benefited massively from Sky Sports Living for Sport, using sport to develop their leadership skills which can be taken into all aspects of their life. Goffs School are worthy winners of the Sky Academy competition and I hope the students continue to use the initiative to learn the value sport can have off the field, as well as on it.”
Sky Academy launched a competition open to all UK secondary schools who submit a Sky Sports Living for Sport project before 7 June 2015. Remaining prizes will be drawn every week until 8 June and teachers who submit a Sky Sports Living for Sport project online at www.skysports.com/livingforsport
qualify for the weekly prize draws and also receive two free visits from a team of over 90 world class Athlete Mentors.
Sky Sports Living for Sport is a freeinitiative open to all secondary schools across the UK and Ireland which uses sports stars and the skills learnt through sport to build life skills in young people. It is part of Sky Academy, a set of initiatives using the power of TV, creativity and sport to help one million young people in the UK and Ireland build practical skills and experience to unlock their potential.
The initiative has been running in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust since 2003 and this academic year alone, more than 1,500 UK and Irish secondary schools have taken part.
To get involved and sign up to Sky Sports Living for Sport visit www.skysports.com/livingforsport