WHAT IS THE ROLE OF A SPORTS LEADER
It is of paramount importance that we help build sporting leaders at Whiston. We aim to offer a variety of children the opportunity to lead sporting activities, organise sporting games and events and learn to lead by example. By empathising leadership, we aim for children to learn the importance of communication, collaboration, perseverance and a respect for rules.
HOW TO BECOME A SPORTS LEADER
Sports Leaders apply at the start of each academic year by writing a letter of application stating why they think they would make an excellent candidate for the job and most importantly, why they want to be one!
WHAT BEING A SPORTS LEADER LOOKS LIKE DAY TO DAY
Sports Leaders are trained at the beginning of the year to lead activities and games with younger children and are taught the important qualities that are needed when working with young people. Once they have become qualified and received their certificates, Sports Leaders work with Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 children during lunchtimes each week to lead games and ensure playtimes are inclusive for everyone and that no child is left alone with no one to play with. This role develops important values such a patience, friendship, compassion and kindness as well as building their confidence and communication skills throughout the year.
Sports Leaders help to organise and lead events such as Sports Day, Sport Relief and give opinions on what they would like our PE and sport provision at Whiston Worrygoose to offer in the future.