Once again, Harrow Way students were impressive at the recent Hampshire Young People Leading the Way Conference.

Year 7 student Hannah Sullivan inspired everyone in the Opening Ceremony. Performing with Molly Batchelor from Mountbatten School, her gymnastic sequences left everyone in complete awe.

Year 8 students Courtney Burns, Mark Todd, Martyn Craggs, Emma Jones, Emma Helsdown and Louis Hatchett were delegates at the conference and had a great time, taking part in group games designed to develop team work and learning how to lead different activities. Emma J and Emma H were both part of the skipping workshops and were chosen to perform in the closing ceremony. They also had a chance to learn different crazy catch games. Louis and Mark challenged themselves on the Watt bikes and learned some new Boccia games. Courtney and Mark were able to join Miss Sturges for Wheelchair Basketball – impressive leadership and play from both! – as well as developing their New Age Kurling leadership skills.

Alex Danson, GB Hockey player, was there for the whole day and inspired everyone with her motivational talk. Emma Helsdown was particularly pleased to meet her since she plays in the same hockey position as Alex!

Meanwhile, Anthony Wharton and Chelsey Renshaw, who were representing Harrow Way School by presenting to over three hundred people in the afternoon, were able to practise their Multi Skills Festival presentation, visit all the activities and be the official Harrow Way photographers. They were also able to pop into the Speed Stacking room and be impressed by the speed of the stacking!

The whole group agreed it had been an excellent day and that they have been inspired to come back to Harrow Way to make our own festivals even more impressive! Miss Sturges would like to thank everyone for making the day so enjoyable and for being such excellent representatives of Harrow Way School.