The Sunderland Sports Leader is a programme of leadership training for young people between the age of 9 and 13, that supports them working with younger children, teaching leaderships skills through a range of games and activities.
The benefits of Sports Leaders are:
- encourages young people to take responsibility and develop leadership skills
- develops skills such as organisation, communication, confidence and self esteem alongside planning and self review
- encourages co-operation and helps develop moral and social skills
In November, children from year 5 went to Sunderland Tennis Center for a training session where they discussed what it takes to be a good leader, joined in with different games and activities that they could use back at school, with other children and also how to organise teams so that everyone is included.
It was a bit tricky at first, but we loved the challenges and can't wait to try them with our friends at playtime and lunchtime.
We all have lots of good qualities that help make us great sports leaders.
We learned that it is really important to organise teams fairly so that everyone is included and no-one feels left out which means that games and activities can start straight away.