Rachael Wignall graduated with a first class degree in Sports Studies and is now pursuing her dream of becoming a Physical Education Secondary School teacher.
From September to December 2013 Rachael undertook work experience at Lytham St Anne's Technology and Performing Arts College.
Through her professionalism and enthusiasm the College have now offered her a first placement through a School Direct Secondary Physical Education PGCE course in September 2014. This programme, run by the University of Cumbria, will see Rachael achieve her teaching qualification whilst based at the school.
Rachael still volunteers within the local community and also coaches football to the Warton Typhoons U9s & U10s. She has also used her knowledge from the course to carry out work experience with disability multi-sports group Fun Pod Foxes at St Anne's YMCA. UCLan Sports Studies will continue to monitor Rachael's progress with interest.