Julie Pritty, from Highfields School Matlock, was nominated for the Wellness Transformation category in the Central region.
“Julie has had an amazing journey through Highfields school from year 7-11. She was very shy and self-conscious and found making friends very difficult. She has been a changed person through her involvement in the Girls active initiative. To now being a member of the Sports Leadership Academy, to being selected by her peers to sit on the schools Voice of Sport group , thus representing the views of her peers and contributing to the development of sport at Highfields. She has taken part in the Sky Living for Sport Initiative and SEN leaders project with Julie being an SEN student at Highfields. She is now leading activities on the Highfields Primary sports evenings. This academic year, Julie has gone out into primary schools to support on the assemblies and is able to talk just for a few sentences. This has been the biggest factor; her confidence has increased and this has led to her participation at clubs improving and therefore her well being. This has been a key area as Highfields is a Health and Well Being hub school. Julie now even would like to follow some form of career in sport.”