At Saint Mary’s, Pupils in Year 6 have the opportunity to apply to become a sports leader, a role which brings great responsibility and enjoyment. It is a role which has been part of our school for many years. It allows our Year 6 pupils the opportunity to be role models for the other children in the school, as well as developing their basic coaching skills in a range of sports.
Our Sports Leaders ensure that playground games and activities are set up during lunch time and that all children are playing co-operatively. They lead games and look after the outdoor equipment. The children play an invaluable role in encouraging others to try new games and sports and to feel that they belong in our school family. Our aim is for Sports leaders develop essential skills for life such as:
o Communication skills
o Valuable team working skills
o Ability to lead others
o Greater understanding of responsibility
o Innovative and creative
o Respect for others