Olive Academies wins ‘Outstanding Inclusive Practice’ award with the support of Cambridge United Football Club

Olive Academies’ CEO Mark Vickers MBE was proud to accept the award for ‘Outstanding Inclusive Practice’ at the prestigious Youth Sport Trust Awards on 2 March.

The award recognises OA's work in PE, sport and outdoor learning across all our academies, including the use of outdoor and indoor gyms and activities including climbing, mountain biking, raft building, boxing and paddle-boarding.

Here at Olive AP Academy – Cambridge we’d like to give special thanks to OA partner Cambridge United Football Club, which uses football to engage our students with sessions that increase their confidence, courage, leadership and organisation skills and motivate them to attend school. Findings in the mid-season review were that 87% of participants feel the programme is having a positive impact on their physical wellbeing, and 88% on their mental wellbeing.

The award is also testament to our staff for their leadership and commitment to giving our young people the best opportunities possible.