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Bulwell Academy Visit

: January 24, 2013 10:48 am s Leave your thoughts

Nottingham Forest and England midfielder Jermaine Jenas visited the Bulwell Academy on Thursday the 22nd of November. Jermaine represented the The Aquinas Foundation, gifting Land Rover mountain bikes to the school, which will be used to reward positive achievement at the schools end of year awards.

 

Jermaine also took part in a question and answer session with a group of students and introduced the Aquinas Foundation to staff at the Academy. Aquinas aims to support local communities and schools to help lower truancy and raise attainment levels amongst young people.

Jermaine is a great role model for young people in Nottingham and many of the schools students took to twitter later in the day to express how much meeting him had meant to them and how inspirational the experience has been.

Click onto our Aquinas Foundation video wall to see the Sky Sports clip following the visit!

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Aquinas Foundation Appoints CEO

: January 23, 2013 10:56 am s Leave your thoughts

The Aquinas Foundation is delighted to announce that it has now appointed a Chief Executive Officer to develop the Charity. Richard Leahy joined the team in November this year having previously been the Director of Education and Training at the Active Communities Network. While at Active Communities Network Richard wrote accredited training courses aimed at developing progression routes for Sports based social inclusion Programmes working with the UKs hardest to reach young people. He has delivered training and education programmes across the globe and works with UK Sector Skills Councils and Awarding bodies to develop new qualifications for the development of community sports activities, community cohesion and social inclusion initiatives.

Richard began his professional career as a school teacher specialising in English, History and Physical Education. He progressed into work in the voluntary sector and ran sports based education programmes in south London during his time with Crime Concern (a UK Charity now known as Catch 22). He has also been National Programme Manager for the Home Office Funded Positive Futures Programme, which delivers sports based social inclusion activities for 11 to 19 year olds, with a view to helping them access further training, development and employment opportunities. Recently wrote a vocationally related qualification for 1st4sport in Using Sport to Tackle Youth Crime.