Introducing Derek Peaple

Derek Peaple, Sporting Heritage Education Lead
Derek Peaple

I’m delighted to now be formally joining the wonderful Sporting Heritage team as Education Lead following my voluntary role as Education Ambassador since 2018:

As a former secondary headteacher, I’ve always been excited by Sporting Heritage’s education vision and ambition; my new role now offers a fantastic opportunity to work with sector stakeholders to develop a strategic plan for the practical delivery of innovative learning in both formal and informal settings. And there couldn’t be a more resonant time to be doing so as we build on the positive experiences of online learning to think about new and creatively blended approaches to engagement across our communities!

That process started just recently with a brilliant Education Network Hangout in which we explored a wide range of ideas with wonderfully passionate and committed colleagues from the sector. It was also a great thrill to start my role by contributing a series of Key Stage 3 assembly resources to the already impressive Heritage Lottery-supported Yorkshire Cricket Foundation education project materials (links to these resources coming soon in a future newsletter).

I’m now really looking forward to further developing the draft Education delivery plan prior to sharing on the website and would greatly welcome ideas and input from colleagues across the Network around priorities and potential projects for inclusion.

Please do get in contact to share your thoughts! Here’s to an exciting 2021 for Sporting Heritage Education!

Derek Peaple, Education Lead,

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