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A group of Year 11 Accrington Academy pupils recently travelled to Edinburgh to present in the national finals of a programme they have been doing as part of the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust initiative. The programme is an innovative and unique mentoring programme helping our pupils with their teachability, responsibility, aspirations, character and knowledge. The group have been mentored by World Inline Skating Champion, Jenna Downing, and have seen wonderful progress and experiences.

The group of boys won the regional finals in Nottingham and then went onto present their project and experiences at the National finals. Mr Lowe, Director of Sport, commented,

“The boys have been amazing throughout the project and I was so impressed with their presentations in Nottingham and Edinburgh, they have been mentored excellently by the very talented Jenna Downing and I thank her and the boys for their focused efforts throughout the On Track to Achieve programme.”