Having joined this scheme in 2014 we continue to enjoy its benefits.
The ‘Play Maker’ award scheme is a great introduction into leadership for learners aged nine and over. It focuses on developing leadership skills such as organisation, communication and teamwork, as well as helping to develop confidence and self-esteem.
The pupils discussed the leadership qualities required to act as role models in the playground and were taught a number of coaching skills to help them create safe, fun and effective physical activity games for younger pupils.
The award is a great tool for teaching the pupils a range of skills that they will be able to use during their transition into Secondary School as well as getting them involved in helping the younger pupils become more active; helping Active Schools with their fundamental aim - to provide more children with the motivation and opportunities to adopt active and healthy lifestyles.
After completing their initial training, the ‘Play Makers’ take on a range of Leadership Challenges, working towards either a Bronze, Silver or Gold certificate.