“This is the first Panathlon competition in the Tees Valley and is part of Sainsbury’s School Games, and what a great event ! for some of these children this is the first time they have been involved in a sports festival. To see their eyes light up as they score a point and win a medal has been priceless. So far it is a close competition and a close call to who will win at the end.” Lisa Jeffries, School Games Project Officer, Tees Valley Sport.

Young Leaders Views –

“I’m Jemma from Prior Pursglove College in Guisborough, I have really enjoyed my time doing the Panathlon and have had a brilliant experience. Working with the children was a really fantastic time!

I’m Lauren from Stockton Sixth Form College. Working with the children today throughout the Panathlon competition was a really rewarding experience as well as an exciting one. Watching all the children working together in a team really created an excellent atmosphere for everybody participating in the competition. I am really grateful for the chance to help with this competition and would love to do it again!!!

Tess Valley Panathlon Young Leaders
East Point (Suffolk) report on Panathlon Leaders
Posted: Saturday 6th July 2013
Two students have shown great development since their involvement in Panathlon –

Callum a Year 10 student who has always been reserved student, started a BTEC Diploma in Sports and he became a volunteer student leader for Panathlon. He attended the training, and lead the table cricket competition in round one at Lowestoft. He and the team did so well they were invited back to Trinity park for further development and today are running the full Suffolk Panathlon. His confidence is now sky high !

Ben is another student who has shown a new level of confidence and assurance since becoming a student leader. After a Leaders award at school, he fancied a bigger challenge and when the Panathlon opportunity came along, he jumped at it. He ran the Polybat competition and did so well he was invited back for further training and ran the big Suffolk Panathlon Final. He now wants to take further student Leadership roles in the school next year.