Coronavirus, an update from Active Cornwall

The Pirates Learning Zone

Cornwall Outdoor YL Award Sports leader World Cup

Partnership working between the The Cornish Pirates Learning Zone and Cornwall Sports Partnership has recently seen two major successes. Firstly the centre has been awarded the Quality in Study Support kitemark and a Local Centre for Leadership at Established level. This is the culmination of months of hard work by staff at the centre, proving that their after school study support sessions with Key Stage 2 and 3 children has a positive effect in attainment and attendance at school.

The Learning Zone has begun to integrate Sports Leaders UK Leadership Awards within its programmes of learning offering children and young people the chance to develop key skills in communicating, planning and organising, and activity delivery.

The second success has been the involvement of 9 Year 9 Humphry Davy School students in a Sports Leader programme. Funded by The Big Boost, National Lottery, put together by Centre Teacher Kate Barden, and working alongside Adrian Edwards, Cornish Pirates team manager, the programme has involved 9 young people learning a range of skills and activities based around rugby.  Cornwall Outdoors purchased the accreditation and as we are partners with them, we were able to adapt and deliver the course for this particular cohort.

The week began with the Young Leaders assisting the Cornish Pirates in a tag rugby festival involving local primary schools. Keeping score and supporting the staff were two of the jobs for the young people who were responsible for looking after different school groups and cheering them on!

The year 9s then had to take these transferable sporting skills into St. Madderns Church of England School and run activities with each year group, looking at the space needed to play safely, the equipment necessary for each game, and setting tasks appropriate to each age.