Charnwood College students assist local primary pupils at Aquasplash Festival

Students at Loughborough’s Charnwood College, part of the David Ross Education Trust, have been volunteering as part of the Team Charnwood Aquasplash Festival, held at Loughborough University.


Sixteen Year 9 students demonstrated their leadership skills at the aquatic festival, which is designed to allow all young people to celebrate water-based sport by taking part in a series of competitions.  


With over 500 Year 3 pupils from local primary and infant schools in attendance, students from Charnwood College aided young children through fun events including water basketball and seahorse racing.


Team Charnwood, an initiative led by the School Sport and Physical Activity Networks, sees students from local schools come together and provide opportunities for young people to take part in competitive sport and achieve their personal best.


Alastair O’Connor, Vice Principal at Charnwood College, said: “The Aquasplash Festival was a huge success. It was fantastic to see so many pupils taking part across the two days.


“As well as providing an incredible leadership opportunity for our students at Charnwood College, this event has helped to bring members of the local community together and inspire many young children to aim high and be the best they can be.


“The students did a fantastic job supporting the younger pupils and facilitating the activities. They should all be very proud of themselves, as I know it would not have been possible to run the event without their support.”




As part of the David Ross Education Trust, Charnwood College is committed to providing every student with a world-class education by focusing on delivering high standards of attainment and achievement, whilst raising confidence and self-esteem amongst individuals.


This incredible opportunity is one of the many events that aim to motivate and encourage young people to develop their passions and discover their talents.


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