England Women’s Football captain Casey Stoney and Team GB’s Judith Hamer visit academy in Louth

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Students at Cordeaux Academy in Louth recently welcomed two special sporting guests to the school.

England Women’s football captain Casey Stoney and Paralympian basketball player Judith Hamer worked with 24 Year 9 students who are taking part in the Sky Living for Sports project.

The three parts of the project involve the pupils learning two Paralympic sports, goalball and sitting volleyball, before designing their own one hour taster sessions and delivering these in local primary schools. The project will culminate in a sitting volleyball and goalball festivals on May 14 and May 21 respectively, run by the Sky Leaders for the primary schools.

Sincil College in Lincoln have also helped with training and will co-ordinate aspects of the festivals.

Casey Stoney led a practical session in the morning, which focussed on various elements, but essentially communication, teamwork, co-operation and composure.

The Young Leaders then had an hour to start planning, organising and allocating roles for their respective festivals.

The whole day went really well, and the behaviour and response from the pupils was excellent.

Casey’s input finished after an inspirational upper school assembly.