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NPTC Group’s Young Sports Ambassadors have been involved in a special day of activities, making dreams come true for a group of young students from Neath Port Talbot. The Llandarcy Academy of Sport hosted a special day for 35 students from Ysgol Hendre Residential School, working in partnership with the Follow your Dreams charity.
Follow Your Dreams is a UK charity that supports children with learning disabilities, some with life-limiting medical or severe developmental conditions. Follow Your Dreams inspire the ambitions of children and young people by delivering enjoyable methods of learning and play. It was the pupils from Ysgol Hendre’s dream to be able to take part in a wide range of sporting activities in a professional sporting environment.
The Young Ambassadors, from the BTEC Level 3 Sport Development Coaching and Fitness course based at Llandarcy Academy of Sport, organised enjoyable and competitive games which brought out the competitive nature of the students. Lots of fun was had by all, including special guest, former England cricketer Simon Jones who proved a dab hand at dodge ball.
Matthew Jones, Senior Lecturer in the School of Sport and Public Services said “This is the 3rd year that we have worked in conjunction with Follow Your Dreams and we have managed to develop a fantastic relationship with the charity. It is very satisfying to see our students truly excel in what is a very challenging and rewarding environment."
The day was rounded off with a question and answer session with the former England cricket international and Ysgol Hendre students.