Hundreds of P6 and P7 pupils across the Williamwood cluster (Busby, Carolside and Netherlee primaries) recently took the time to fill out and send back a Young Sport Leaders application, a strong indication of the programme's popularity.
Young Sport Leaders help shape the way sport and physical activity is delivered in school. A sporting champion for their peers, pupils in the programme are taught about the importance of working together, fairness and being a positive role model.
Leaders are empowered to come up with ways of making things better and encouraged to put their ideas into action. The year-long programme, led by Active Schools, covers co-ordination, delivery, marketing and partnership working.
For more information on the Young Leaders programme or to find out about what Active Schools is doing to support your child's physical, social and emotional development contact Barry Cook, Active Schools Team Leader or visit our Active Schools pages.
We've jumped at the chance to have the Young Sport Leaders programme at Carolside. The response from the pupils has been incredible. To watch the pupils grow in confidence and take on a leadership role is a really exciting prospect. It's amazing to see how much of a positive influence it's already had on the culture of sport and physical activity within the school. Cameron Stewart, PE Lead, Carolside Primary School
The programme is a wonderful way for pupils to take an active role in their school's physical activity provision. Instilling the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and having a group of enthusiastic advocates, who can relay information to peers in a relatable manner, is an invaluable resource to have within a school. Chris Cox, Active School Coordinator, Williamwood Cluster