A CLITHEROE student had an opportunity of a lifetime when she visited South Africa to pass on her football tips to under-privileged young people.
Blackburn College student Rebecca Smethurst, who is in her first year of studying for a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport, spent 10 days in Cape Town with fellow sport students who were picked for their excellent attendance, punctuality and work ethic.
Working under the leadership of Damian Stewart and Christopher Edwards, the students coached football and games sessions and organised matches for some of the world’s most deprived young people from the local townships.
Rebecca, a former Ribblesdale High pupil, said: ”I loved every minute of the trip, it was an amazing opportunity that I am incredibly grateful for. I got to take part in some really exciting activities and experiences which will certainly stay with me for life and benefit me in the future.”
Blackburn College tutor Mr Stewart added: “The two days spent delivering football and games sessions were incredible. The level of professionalism, work rate and sheer quality of delivery from all members of the group was a privilege to be a part of.”
As well as using their sports skills, the students got the chance to visit the sights of Cape Town such as the famous Table Mountain, Cape Point, Stellenbosch, the VA Waterfront and an educational trip to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years.
The Sports Leadership programme in Cape Town is one of many international trips that the Blackburn College offers its students. So far this year, students from a range of courses have had the opportunity to travel to New York, Tanzania, Rome Namibia, Kenya and Botswana.
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