Young Leaders Training - Case Study September 2015
|Aims of programme:|
- To deliver the Sport Leaders UK Playmakers Award to Leicester City SSPAN Schools
- To educate Young Leaders on Level 1 School Games Activity Cards
- To educate Young Leaders on School Games Blogging and maintaining a Sport Notice Board.
- To practical deliver Level 1 School Games activities to peers
|Overview of programme:|
In September 2015 Leicester City SSPAN held its second Young Leaders Conference at Crown Hills Community College.
Over 40 year 5/6 students attended the training from 7 Leicester City ‘Silver or Gold’ SSPAN member Schools. This training was in addition to the first Young Leaders training held in April 15 with 9 City schools in attendance.
The children took part in a full day’s training which included completing the Sports Leaders UK Playmakers Award in Leadership. In the afternoon the children applied what they had learnt with practically delivering small activities using the School Games Level 1 Activity cards. Other children learnt how to Blog their PE and school sport activities, and maintain their school sports notice board.
The day was supported by FE leaders from Gateway Sixth Form College who delivered the practical element of the days training.
The aim after the training is for the children to go back into their school and help and support the good work already going on in our local Leicester City Primary schools. These children will become the’ School Organising Crews ‘and take a lead in the delivery of Level 1 School Games activity e.g. delivering playground activities and small sided sports activities.
Staff also attended a workshop on the day looking at how to support the children in their ‘Crews’.
September 2015 event: 100% of children said they were confident as a leader after the training.
- 90% enjoyed the practical leadership activities
- 84% enjoyed the theory booklet (supporting the training).
100% of staff felt their children had the knowledge and practical ability to take on a leadership role at their school.
29% would like a little more training at their school to support their development further.
Some of the comments given by the children who attended:
Today I learnt a lot of things and I'm confident about being a leader!!
Today was a brilliant fun day. I learnt a lot.
I enjoyed it and would like to come again
Amazing people, and it's been good to learn about leadership
- Providing a full days training which hit the Playmaker Award minimum requirements, in addition to providing an afternoon of practical School Games delivery.
- Trying to provide a training day to suit all the role and responsibilities of a School Organising Crew. E.g. Head leader, Spirit of the Games Leader, IT leader, Media and Photography leader.
|Of the 16 schools who have attended Young Leaders training in 2015, as of December 2015 13 are actively running – 81%|