Richmond School students organise tennis tournament for primary children

Richmond School and Sixth Form College young sports leaders, L-R, Georgia Hill, Nathan Simpson, Hannah Speakman, Tom Spensley, Ryan Hart, Aaron Skelton, Imogen Thornton.

Secondary school students have organised a tennis competition for primary school children in the district.

Richmond School and Sixth Form College played host to the competition which involved year 3 and 4 pupils from Reeth and Gunnerside, Richmond St Mary’s, Bolton-on-Swale and Carnagill Catterick primary schools.

Year 12 sports leaders helped organise the event and also provided the umpires and scorers for the area competition.

The tennis was one of a number of sporting events the CTEC sport students were involved with, including cricket, panathlon and cross country as they honed their organisational, leadership and coaching skills.

Student Georgia Hill, 17, of Richmond, who wants to be a physiotherapist, said: “We have really enjoyed working with the younger children and by doing so feel we have developed a host of useful skills.”

Head of sixth form Leslie Richardson said: “It is always a pleasure to host our local primary schools and see how well pupils interact with our students. The young sports leaders have certainly enjoyed the experience and it is easy to see how they have grown in confidence and ability.”