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Easter ZEST Training Hailed Huge Success

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April 2012

Lornshill Academy was the sporting home for future athletes and leaders during the second week of the Easter holidays.

The school played host to Clackmannanshire Council's Athletics week and Zest Leadership training camp.

From Tuesday 10th to Thursday 12th April, ten, 10 to 18 years-olds, took part in nine hours of leadership training where they worked on their organisation, communication, planning and delivery skills in preparation to assist with main sporting events.

Sports Development Manager, Marjorie Macfarlane said: "The training was delivered by members of the Active Schools team and had both theory and practical elements designed to increase the young leaders understanding of delivery styles, inclusion and how to deal with disruptive behaviour.

"This is the third year that Active Schools have delivered a leadership camp at Easter and are constantly impressed with the standard that the young people display throughout the week."

Ten children also took part in the Aviva Sportshall Athletics Camp during the Easter holidays. The children improved their technique and skills in 10 athletics events. Using personal score cards, the participants, who scored on the 'Ladder of Success', each received a certificate and badge at the end of the week.

Marjorie added: "The children had great fun, being outside on the track at Lornshill Academy in what was a busy, but fun camp."