On Thursday 21 October, four of our Year 9 students were invited to Hertfordshire Sports Village to become part of the Inclusion Champions Academy. Birchwood students, along with 60 other Year 9 students across Hertfordshire, took part in a two hour workshop where they had the opportunity to learn new skills and practise ideas, with a view to offering clubs for targeted groups of Birchwood students. Double Olympian and two times world champion rower, Tony Garbett was on hand to offer guidance and support. Even helping the Birchwood team when they were a member short in the sitting Volleyball event.
All of the students were amazing, Olympian Tony picking out the Birchwood students as being really pro-active and stand-out performers on the day.
Look out for the inaugural Inclusion Champions Clubs which will pop up at lunchtimes after half term. They will consist of a range of fun activities in a supportive environment.