Leah Sibley, Year 12, has a sporting chance of winning Girls Active Award
Leah is one of only five girls nationally to be shortlisted for the Youth Sports Trust ‘Girls Active’ Award. She has been recognised as a positive, relatable role model who is inclusive, empowers other girls, has set up new clubs and programmes and because she has made a difference to the lives of girls at school.
Leah is passionate when leading clubs, going above and beyond to provide clubs to girls both in Vandyke and at local middle schools, providing girls with new sporting experiences. During the schools’ new intake day, Leah provided every new student with leaflets and information about the girls’ active clubs that she was offering when they would come up to the school.
Not only has Leah been working hard studying for her exams, but she has been committed to her Girls Active work. She provided girls with exercise plans whilst she was sitting her exams if she wasn’t able to lead a club that week. Incredibly motivated and organised as a leader, she will continue to provide clubs now she is in Sixth Form.
Leah stated “I was very shocked and surprised to hear that I have been shortlisted, I’m extremely happy about it. I am grateful for the opportunity I have been given and have really enjoyed the experiences I have had in becoming a Girls Active leader.”
The PE department added “We are very proud of Leah. She has become an outstanding Leader, going above and beyond our expectations. She has now taken a lead role in the coaching of younger leaders within the school imparting her skills, knowledge and qualities to assist them in their own development. this is fantastic recognition of her efforts.”
Girls Active is developed by the Youth Sport Trust and is delivered in partnership with Women in Sport and This Girl Can; it is funded though Sport England National Lottery.
Mr Turney, Team Leader of PE & Mr Seymour, School Sports Partnership Manager