Future PE teachers show off their skills

FPA Robert Halfon PE

THE NEXT generation of PE teachers demonstrated the work they had been doing to Harlow MP, Robert Halfon, at Freshwaters Primary Academy.

Working with Sporting Futures, the Burnt Mill Academy Trust (BMAT) is training PE apprentices within primary schools. The apprentices work with PE co-ordinators to run specialist sessions for pupils.

Halfon observed apprentices Jordan Newborough,former Burnt Mill student, working with Freshwaters, and Katy Mckenzie-Howard, Roydon Primary School, working with Year 5.

The director of PE and sport for BMAT, Phil Dawes, said ‘We have taken on three PE apprentices this year for our primary schools to support PE co-ordinators in running sport events. It’s great for BMAT students to see former students going on to follow career pathways in this way’. This is the first time this year that BMAT are collaborating with Sporting Futures.

Freshwater’s head teacher, Teresa Avery, said ‘Children were given the opportunity to show our visitors how much they enjoy taking part in the sporting activities that Jordan provides them.

‘The children also gave an insight into how Jordan helps them by discussing how he models and demonstrates the skills he wants them to learn’

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