Innovation Fund - TEWV
The TEWV Innovation Fund aims to support innovative projects supporting individuals living with, or at risk of, mental ill health.
North Yorkshire Sport were granted funding to deliver three Achieve 12 week programmes to two schools in York and Selby.
The two schools we are working with are;
Selby High School
York High School
James Kirton - Athlete Mentor
James represented Great Britain for over six years, reaching Olympic, World and European level. His defining moment in swimming came in 2008 as James defied injuries to swim his way to his childhood dream of becoming an Olympian.
The dedication, commitment and the hours needed to build his dream has seen regular 4.30am starts, thousands of metres of swimming every day and a positive attitude to boot. James retired from swimming, which in his own words, was a career which 'tested his inner strength with its many ups and downs along the journey'.
As a young swimmer, James showed the promise to go all the way to the top and worked to make it a reality. James believes that his story has a message for anyone wanting to find their inner strength to fulfil their potential.
Charlotte Keeble - Youth Worker
Charlotte works for North Yorkshire Youth and is a Youth Development Worker covering the Selby District.