Pupils graduate as good sports Pupils graduate as good sports
Dozens of secondary school pupils have shown they’re a class act when it comes to learning about sport and leisure. A total of 57... Pupils graduate as good sports

Dozens of secondary school pupils have shown they’re a class act when it comes to learning about sport and leisure.

A total of 57 Fifth and Sixth Year students have graduated from the Renfrewshire School of Sport Education.

This initiative, run by Renfrewshire Leisure, gives the students training for leisure and sports coaching awards and qualifications that could help them find work when they leave school, college or university.

Each pupil taking part has completed a minimum of 12 after-school sports workshops, a training weekend, First Aid and Child Protection instruction and has helped organise and run sporting events throughout the year.

The students, who received their graduation certificates at a ceremony in front of family and friends at Renfrew Town Hall, also had to complete 100 hours of volunteering during the year’s course.

Renfrewshire Leisure’s chief executive, Joyce McKellar said: “All our graduates have come on leaps and bounds during their time on the course and we’ve seen their confidence build and their skills developed as sports coaches and event organisers.

“They themselves and their families should be proud of what they achieved.

“The course may have come to an end, but for the students what they have learned is just the start of achieving something special in their lives.”