During his time at Oakfields School, James has been a true ambassador for school sport. He has competed and achieved success in a range of sports including football, athletics, cross country and indoor rowing teams. During year 11, James enjoyed his most successful year, reaching the Middlesbrough town cup final with the football team, competing at county level in cross country and achieving third place in the North East Indoor rowing competition, despite being a novice against more seasoned rowers. In addition to his own participation in sport, James has also taken on the role of a sports leader at several Primary School festivals and acted as a role model to younger students within the secondary school. He has assisted in the delivery of after school clubs and also officiated in lower school fixtures. As part of his studies, James completed a GCSE PE course, in which he attained a grade A, through his disire to perform to the best of his ability both practically and in theory lessons. James conducts himself without fault and treats each person he encounters with the utmost respec, he would be the ideal condidate as aLondon 2012 torchbearer and represtative of the Olympic values.