Young Leaders – developing responsibility for tomorrow, today!
Children in years five and six can apply to become ‘Young Leaders.’ If they are successful, they will undertake a six week training programme, culminating in the award of the yellow high visibility jacket which denotes Young Leader status on the lunchtime playground.
Our Young Leader programme is overseen by Mrs Corps.
The information below is written by Mrs Corps and tells us more about this very worthwhile programme:
“The Young Sports Leader Award is a great introduction into leadership, giving learners knowledge of how to organise and lead small games and activities that can be used as part of uniformed organisation, community club or sports club sessions. The Young Leader Award aims to help learners develop leadership skills such as organisation, communication and teamwork, as well as helping to build confidence and self-esteem as they take on responsibility of leading their peers and younger children.
Pupils in Years 5 & 6 from Beddington Park Primary School have the opportunity to follow this programme – it takes 7 weeks to complete and is run, in the school, once or twice a year.
Interested children need to apply for the role by completing an application form and, if successful, will be enrolled on the next course.
The course consists of games and safety based around STEP (space, task, equipment, people).
We were the first primary school in Sutton to run this programme – it is generally aimed at pupils of senior school age.
Once the first stage of the programme is completed, the children may be able to continue in their status through senior schools who also run the programme. It is a recognised qualification which can be listed in your curriculum vitae and personal statement. Young Leader status is recognised nationally, and it was Young Leaders who helped with much of the organising at the London 2012 Olympics!
Our Young Leaders help with Sports Day, House Afternoons and lunchtime activities. Also, once a week, a group of Young Leaders will stand up in assembly to explain and demonstrate our new ‘Craze of the Week!’ This ensures that all children have been given the opportunity to learn a playground game, such as French skipping, which they could then choose to participate in at break/lunchtime.”
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