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Year 7s ‘Achieve’ Goalball Success

20 May 2021  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in:

A group of 15 Year 7 students have taken the opportunity to be part of the ‘Achieve’ programme which aims to support young people improve self-confidence, well-being and develop resilience. The programme, run jointly by North Yorkshire Sport, James Kirton (an ex-Olympic swimmer) and Richmond School, aims to use sport and activity to develop aspiration and motivation and support the students to create a brighter future for themselves.

The programme will develop essential life skills and build on local opportunities within the community. The students really enjoyed trying Goalball. Stephen Newey from Goalball UK came ran a fun session introduced the students to a brand-new sport. Goalball was designed for athletes with a vision impairment and involves trying to score a goal whilst being blindfolded using a ball with a bell inside.

The students had great fun whilst learning new skills and all were left wanting to play the game again.

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