Better sports thanks to kit cash
Pupils at The John Wallis Academy have become more involved in sport thanks to a £3,000 investment from Kentbased IT company BCTec.
The money has gone towards the Academy’s PE development plan which is aimed at getting youngsters to participate in more after-school sports.
Students were able to help choose and design the new kits for the football, netball and basketball teams.
The academy’s director of sport, Chris Nicholas, approached the company to seek sponsorship for the teams.
He said: “The impact has been fantastic and the increase in participation in these sports has been noticeable.
“There has been a particular success in increasing participation in girls football and basketball teams which now field full squads for their games and train every week in order to represent the academy wearing their new kit.
“It has helped the students to be more focused and driven.”
A spokesman for BCTec said: “We have been working with The John Wallis Academy for four years, looking after all of their ICT support needs.
“In this time we have built great relationships with the leadership team and teaching staff and wanted to give a little back to the school.
“It’s lovely to see the children having renewed interest in sport and enjoying the competitions they have entered.
“We look forward to attending some of the games and seeing the students in their new kit.”