The Sepak Takraw UK Association recently spoke to Julia Harries, a teacher from Hartford High School. We were excited to hear that they had recently adopted Sepak Takraw. So, as you can imagine, we were thrilled to hear that this had come about as part of the International Inspiration programme. Not only that but Sir Chris Hoy would be visiting the school to celebrate the scheme and see the results first hand.
After a group of teachers from Hartford High School visited Malaysia from 27 February to 6 March, students have adopted Sepak Takraw into their PE curriculum, and in return are introducing the British game of Rounders to their Malaysian peers. Young Leaders are now involved in organising Sepak Takraw games both at school, as well as further out into their local communities.
Sir Chris took part in a question and answer session, broadcast via Skype on a big screen at the Cheshire school, with youngsters more than 6,000 miles away at SMK Raja Permaisuri Bainun School in Malaysia.
Sir Chris commented:
"Meeting the young people from Hartford High School has really demonstrated to me how the International Inspiration programme is not only having an incredible impact overseas, but is also making a real difference to the lives of children and young people in the UK"
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