Beaufort College was chosen as one of only nine schools in Ireland to pilot the Sky Sport: Living for Sport programme when it was piloted here in 2012. The programme was a huge success and Beaufort College has continued to run it every year. The programme is designed to inspire and support every participant in areas relevant to them whether it's improving confidence, attainment at school or leading a healthier lifestyle. Sky Sports Living for Sport uses sport stars and sport skills to improve our young people's lives. As part of the programme, Beaufort College receives visits from members of the the world-class athlete mentor team. These mentors have been selected for their ability to engage with young people through their own stories of struggle and success, including the challenges they had to overcome such as bullying, dyslexia, exclusion and living with a disability. Engagement with the programme and these mentors inspires our young people to set life goals and gives then the skills to work to achieve them.
Students from Beaufort College are pictured here with Olympic Gold Medallist Katie Taylor at the launch of Sky Sport: Living for Sport in Ireland in May 2013