The Sunderland Sports Leader is a leadership training programme for young people between the age of 9 and 13. It supports them working with younger children by teaching leadership 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 Centre 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.
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.