Young people with alternative learning needs have participated in a new training project in Pembrokeshire called ‘DRIVE’.
The project has been taking place in a number of schools including Portfield School, Haverfordwest High VC School, Milford Haven School and the Pembrokeshire Learning Centre.
The aim is to develop the confidence and leadership skills of the young people taking part and support them to volunteer with local clubs as part of the Young Ambassador programme.
Dan Bellis, the Active Young People Officer at Haverfordwest High VC, said the DRIVE project had been a great success with the pupils there.
“The training has been very beneficial to all the participants,” he said. “They have really developed their confidence and leadership skills, the hope now is that some of the participants will volunteer at extra-curricular sports clubs with AYP officers as a result of the training.”
DRIVE stands for Develop, Recruit, insport, Volunteers, Effectively and is a peer support and mentoring project run in partnership between Sport Pembrokeshire, Pembrokeshire Secondary Schools, Pembrokeshire College and Disability Sport Wales.