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Book contributors to speak at Youth Sport Trust conference February 4, 2013

Posted by Jonathan Barnes, editor in Conferences, John Catt Educational news.
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Physical Education and Sport in Independent Schools

The Youth Sport Trust holds its 2013 conference this week with speakers including Olympic champion Jonathan Edwards and chair of UK Sport Baroness Sue Campbell, both of whom contributed to our book, Physical Education and Sport in Independent Schools, released last year.

The conference takes place at the Telford International Centre on Wednesday and Thursday, with the theme: ‘Sport changes lives: learn, lead, inspire’. It will be attended by headteachers, directors of specialism, senior leaders and PE practitioners.

Edwards, who still holds the world record for triple jump, is due to be speaking on inspirational teachers, which is set to draw on the key themes of his Inspiring Ambition chapter in the John Catt Educational publication, which was edited by Malcolm Tozer.

His essay recalls his days at West Buckland School in Devon, and the debt of gratitude he owes to the school’s then-director of physical education, Laurence Whittal-Williams.

Baroness Campbell contributed an essay on Sport and Positive Youth Development. Other contributors to the book include Rugby World Cup-winning coach Sir Clive Woodward, Paralympic champion Baroness Grey-Thompson and Olympic 400m medallist Roger Black.

For more details about the book, see this full chapter list, or this Q&A with Malcolm Tozer. To order a copy, go to our bookshop.

The book is accompanied by a website, www.peandsports.co.uk, which lists every current and former independent school pupil who has gone on to represent his country at international level from 2000 onwards, and a supplementary chapter by Malcolm Tozer on the impact of privately-educated sportspeople at the London 2012 Olympics.

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