The North Lincolnshire School Sport Network organised a Primary Ambassador’s Academy training day at the Pods Leisure Centre on Friday 3rd October 2014. The event was attended by thirty four primary and junior schools from across North Lincolnshire, each bringing four students from either Year 5 or 6.
This was a practical day where young people had the opportunity to learn and develop leadership skills that can be taken back to their schools, to be put into practice in a variety of settings such as lunchtime activities and after school clubs. The Primary Ambassadors also put their new skills into practice by delivering Change for Life Sports Club activity sessions to their peers, an initiative aimed to engage less active 7-9 year olds.
To support their work back at school each Ambassador was given a bag of resources for themselves and each school received a leadership equipment bag too. The event was delivered by School Games Organisers, School Sports Coordinators and ‘Get Going’ staff from the North Lincolnshire School Sport Network.
Special guest for the day was Dermot Gascoyne, the Sky Sports Living for Sport Senior Athlete Mentor. A former heavyweight boxer, Dermot engaged in the practical activities throughout the day, speaking to young people about leadership and the inspiration to perform at your best. ‘I believe that involvement in sport at any level has a positive impact on your overall health and wellbeing. Throughout sport people have the opportunity to engage with others as well as giving them the chance to achieve success’. ‘We hope this army of leaders will now have the tools to inspire and organise many physical activity opportunities within their schools’ Sarah Burdett Schools Games Organiser.
Thu Oct 9th at 11:00 AM