On the first Friday back after October half-term, AVSSP staff delivered an all-day Junior Leadership Conference to a total of 21 groups of KS1 and KS2 across 17 schools.Coaches delivered a range of different activities that leaders can replicate when in their school environment. Activities to develop teamwork, communication and leadership, competitive skills stations, fundamentals games that can develop skills like jumping and throwing and playground games to engage a wide variety of students.
The purpose of the day was to upskill our network of sports leaders in games, activities and skills in order to create a more active school environment. Children could gain an insight on how best to deliver activities and adapt their sessions to suit their younger peers.
As well as taking part in activities, our sports leaders got involved in an action planning activity in which they spoke about ways to create a more active school and to deal with situations that may occur when delivering to a group. For example, if a child is physically incapable of completing a task, leaders must adapt their session so that everyone can join in and enjoy the game.
Schools across Amber Valley will be supported to put in place a programme of sports leadership in their schools. This will consist of a group of identified children working on a rota system to deliver lunchtime activities, support curriculum PE and assist with sports teams. Each leader will record their hours of delivery and after completing 10 hours, they will receive a certificate. They can then go onto completing 20 hours, 30 hours and so on.
We’re very proud of the sports leaders and how much they have learnt and got stuck into delivering so far, keep it up ♥