At the start of the Autumn term, children in Year 5 and 6 were given the opportunity to apply for leadership roles within sport and PE. The sports leaders at Winton Primary are called Bronze Ambassadors and they play an important part in our school. There were over 100 applications submitted and it proved a very difficult job narrowing it down to choose who should be appointed.
The successful applicants were selected because they have demonstrated the ability to inspire younger people and be a positive role model within school. They have shown that they have the potential and desire to become a committed leader and volunteer.
The successful children attended leadership training at either Bourne Academy or in school. The aim of the training was to provide the new leaders with the right skills to adapt games and activities using the STEP principles.
Part of the session at Bourne was led by the secondary school sports leaders and students from Bournemouth University, which involved communication games, emphasising the importance of using clear and concise language. The children designed and developed their own playground games and had the opportunity to lead these with other young leaders.
Across Year 5 and 6 there are now 60 Bronze Ambassadors who fulfil a variety of duties throughout the school day. Some have a duty at lunchtime and lead playground games for the younger children in school, others attend our after school clubs and help support the warm ups and even have started refereeing small sided games.