Secretary of State for Education Damian Hinds visits the Greenhouse Centre

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This week we had the great opportunity of welcoming the Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds MP, to the Greenhouse Centre in Marylebone.

Hinds took a tour around the Centre, viewing and participating in a table tennis session with young players, and then fronting a Q&A with our Youth Council, made up of young participants from Greenhouse Sports’ 50 schools programmes. It was fantastic to hear the thoughtful questions from the Youth Council, who had the chance to ask Hinds about topics such as exam stress and sports in schools. The Secretary of State and his team were impressed with what they saw and experienced.

“Sport has the power to transform young people’s lives by developing confidence and instilling important values like self-discipline, teamwork and drive. Committed coaches and activities like those offered by Greenhouse Sports can have a truly positive impact – especially for those from more disadvantaged backgrounds, as I saw for myself at the Greenhouse Centre.”

- Damian Hinds, MP

It was a busy day at the Greenhouse Centre, as former England rugby captain Lawrence Dallaglio joined the visit and met the Greenhouse Sports participants, representing his foundation Dallaglio RugbyWorks, which aims to help teenagers not in mainstream education get into employment.