Mr Geldart elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
Mr Geldart, Assistant Headteacher and Director of Physical Education and Sport at St. Mary's has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
PHOTO: MR GELDART IN THE CROWD, LONDON OLYMPIC STADIUM AUGUST 2012
Over the past 30 years Mr Geldart has gained national and international acclaim for his strategic and practical work in education and sport. He has spoken at Conferences throughout the world and has held a wide variety of key public appointments and leadership roles developing national policy and strategy with the Department of Education, Department of Health, Department of Culture, Media and Sport, Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, Sport England and the Big Lottery. He is widely regarded as having made a unique and significant contribution to the development of physical education and sport in this country.
Six years ago he founded the Bambisanani Partnership in South Africa which uses sport as a catalyst for promoting education, health, global citizenship and leadership. The project has been referred to as inspirational by the British Council
The Royal Society of Arts seeks to understand and enhance human capability so the gap can be closed between today’s reality and people’s hopes for a better world. Notable RSA members have included the likes of Benjamin Franklin, Michael Faraday, Stephen Hawking, Karl Marx and Charles Dickens.
“It is a tremendous honour and privilege to become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn from, and work with, other Fellows who have similar interests. Such Fellowships will inevitably lead to new collaborations and initiatives; I am looking forward to the new opportunities and challenges ahead.”
St. Mary's assistant head teacher elected Fellow [WHARFEDALE OBSERVER]