Thursday 8th October 2009 by C. Freeman
Student Jamie Scoular is coaching rugby students during his free lessons. Jamie who has done a Rugby Ready course, is training for the RFU level one coaching and so helping out on the sports field is giving him a chance to put his skills to good use.
He does three sessions of coaching per week, doing the warm-ups then teaching skills to Year 8 and 9 students working in conjunction with Mr Clasper and Mr Shorrock.
Mr Clasper said: 'Jamie initially wanted to do some after-school training but I said it would be more advantageous if he joined in with some of the lessons during his free periods because it would be good for the kids to see someone coming down from the Sixth Form. He works with those students who may be less confident in the sport; it's a win-win situation as it helps the students but also helps Jamie with his training ambitions.'
Jamie said: 'I did the Rugby Ready course and I've got the RFU coaching level one coming up soon which is good to have. It means I'll be a bit more confident and if I wanted to I could take a junior team at the rugby club or something. At the moment at the school sessions I take the warm up while the teacher is setting up and then we'll do a bit of skills and games at the end, with teams split into those who are more confident and those who are maybe newer to the sport. I'll take one of the games and Mr Clasper or Mr Shorrock will take the other game. I help out where I can.'