Six Year 10 students went to Crystal Palace National Sports Centre to volunteer as FanFest volunteers for part of the week of London Youth Games. There were over 900 primary school students at the sports centre taking part in various matches and sporting activities.

The day started at 9.15am where the students had the chance to watch the opening ceremony after which they were directed to their activities.

Throughout the morning, students took part in dodgeball, cheerleading and ultimate frisbee. Part of the young leaders’ jobs were to assist with coaching and encourage the primary school students to participate fully in the various activities.

In the afternoon, the leaders assisted with seated volleyball. This was something that was new to the leaders and they immersed themselves fully into the games.

The students who volunteered as sports leaders for the day were Luke Halliday, Tia Mitchell-Pillay, Daniel Ankomah, Joy Hagan, Alejandro Patruno and Audrey Osei-Bonsu.

The event organisers were incredibly impressed with the leaders and said that they had been the best behaved leaders throughout the week’s event and have invited The Quest Academy to participate in future leadership events.

Ms H McIntosh