Sports Leaders in Action at PE Conference
On Thursday 29th March, 3 young leaders from Thomas Becket School in Northamptonshire helped run a workshop at the Primary and Special Schools PE and Sport Conference at Northampotonshire County Cricket Club. Along with a larger group of students, they have been involved in the Northampton AIP transition project working with primary pupils running Super Learner Days and Olympic themed events.
The conference saw 60 primary school teachers attend a choice of four Olympic themed workshops:
Respect: The New PE Curriculum led by John Parsons of Create Development ltd
Inspiration: Get Sporty Storybooks led by Northants Coaching Agency
Excellence: Modelling High Quality PE led by Denise Parker
Friendship: Using Sport and the Olympics for Student Leadership
The leaders assisted Anna Letts in running the latter by demonstrating how they have used their leadership training to deliver a presentation around the Olympic and paralympic values, which they have been using in primary schools as an assembly. They also led Olympic themed curriculum activities from the 'Going for Gold' resource pack which they have previously taught to year 5 pupils.
The conference was organised by Andrea Kemp of Podium Training as part of the county’s ongoing CPD programme for PE and sport professionals.