The School Games in Blackpool has seen former participants make the transition from performing to becoming part of the event organising team in recent years as the quest to offer long term involvement in the School Games continues. April Oldfield, Leah Wilkinson and James Ridge are all members of the School Games Team Blackpool alumni through their participation at both primary and secondary school as well as being integral members of the army of young leaders that support the events each year.
All three are now full time members of the Active Lives Development Team with Active Blackpool and now supporting the latest wave of participants to come through and take their own place in Team Blackpool.
More recently Hannah Newell, Simone Oldfield and Jordan O’Neill have made the step from being a participant to becoming part of the events team in their roles as Active Lives Sport & Physical Activity Coach which has given the team a new lease of life ahead of the SPAR Lancashire School Games for 2022. Current Blackpool School Games Organiser, Dave Rohman, has seen the transition of his team first hand and sees the passion that all of his team has for the School Games in Blackpool.
The SPAR Lancashire School Games helps inspires children and young people to be active and have fun through sport. It's great to see the legacy of previous school games participants now supporting the next generation of young people.