Albany creates great young leaders

Great schools make great leaders of the future and two students from Albany Academy have been recognised for their leadership in sports this year.

Morgan Newton, Year 10, saw off tough competition from fellow leaders across Lancashire to win The Young Ambassador of 2017.

The Young Ambassador Award is awarded to the outstanding sports leader within the Chorley schools leadership academy. Their aim is to help increase participation and healthy active lifestyles in their own school, and other local schools, promoting positive values of sport and being a role model advocating PE and school sport.

Morgan said, “I am extremely proud to win the Young Ambassador Award. I had to work extremely hard to get where I am today. I have helped the PE Department at Albany for many hours in their work with other local schools, and it is fantastic to receive this appreciation of my hard work”.

Sasha Venair, also in Year 10, who was nominated for ‘The Most Improved Leader’, added, “I am grateful and honoured for being nominated by Chorley Schools Sports Partnership. I am proud to have received this nomination.”

Four other Albany Academy students also attended the ceremony; Mollie Cable, Emma Jones, Niamh Homes and Zak Myerscough were all recognised for their contributions, having volunteered for over 20 hours of leadership.

Beth Milburn, PE Teacher at Albany, said “I am so proud of all the Albany leaders this year. They have all shown commitment and effort in the number of hours they volunteered throughout the year. Sasha has improved so much in her leadership and confidence. She will go on to become a brilliant coach. Morgan has been fantastic. She has not only volunteered endless hours for the Academy but has helped the PE department no end. She should be extremely proud of her achievement.”

The Chorley schools Leadership Academy aims to help students improve their leadership skills through volunteering at various primary and secondary events. Albany contributed 12 leaders to the academy this year.