Harry Mason with Mike Putt (Large) (1)

Harry teams up with Help for Heroes

Plymouth Studio School student, Harry Mason, has teamed up with Help for Heroes’ Plymouth Recovery Centre to get a taste of life as a sports physiotherapist and improve his workplace skills ready for his future career in sport.

Harry, who is studying for his A levels in Biology, Maths and PE at Plymouth Studio School, also trains on a regular basis with Plymouth Diving Club and dives at national level.   He recently took part in the Youth Sport Trust’s National Talent Camp where he was selected of one of 350 young coaches and athletes across the country.

As part of his work placement with Help for Heroes, Harry is shadowing the sports physios who work with some of the 500 or so injured veterans who attend the charity’s Plymouth centre.  He also works with the injured ex-servicemen and women in the gym, putting his coaching skills and own training experience into practise to help them get the most from the equipment.

Harry comments, “The whole experience  of working with the veterans has been really inspiring and I’ve enjoyed hearing their stories.  It’s been an honour to be involved in some small way in their recovery.   I come from a services family so the work the charity does is really important to me.”

Matthew Lennon, Principal of Plymouth Studio School comments, “ It’s been a fantastic opportunity for Harry to combine his academic studies with a taste of life in the workplace and to find out what working as a sports physio really involves.

“As a specialist sport school which combines A levels with professional qualifications and work placements, Plymouth Studio School gives students a really good mix of skills and experience they need for their future careers in sport.   We’re very grateful for the opportunity provided by Help for Heroes.

Jock Easton, Head of Recovery West from Help for Heroes comments,  “ Harry has fitted in with the team very well and is not afraid to get stuck in and share his sporting knowledge. It is obvious that he is keen to learn and it has been a pleasure to have him helping out.”

If you’re interested in a career in sport and would like to enter Plymouth Studio School in Year 10 or 12 this September, apply now for your place or register for our next open day on 16th April 2016.