Over 45 schools engage with Sports Crew Days 2016
Posted: Tue, 10 May 2016 15:36
Sports Crew Days 2016 saw record numbers for the third successive year with over 200 young leaders trained to set up physical activity club in their schools.
The days, which ran on the 25th and 28th April, were run by the South Northants and Daventry School Sport Partnership and Northamptonshire Sport and saw the children engage in a series of workshops themed around them designing, branding and setting up their own physical activity club.
As part of their training, the children engaged in Club Creators, Club Champions, Come and Compete and Establish and Embed workshops all designed to motivate and inspire the children to share their love for physical activity and sports with the rest of their school.
The Club Creators workshop saw children work together to devise a name and logo for their club and then put together marketing material in the form of posters and press releases.
The Club Champions workshop saw the children learn all the skills required to set up and deliver activities to children back in school. They became familiar with resource cards from the Change4Life Sports Club which they were given at the start of the day to take back to school with them.
Whilst the children undertook these activities, the supporting members of staff also received training, learning how to support their Crews back in school and how to support the delivery of School Games Intra-School competition. The latter saw them devise activities which the Crews would take part in during the Come and Compete workshop delivered in the afternoon.
The final part of the day gave the Sports Crews and their members of staff time to put plans in place to Establish and Embed their clubs back in school. Each Crew completed a Club Delivery Plan and discussed ideas for their Launch events back at school.
Throughout the days, each children received Spirit of the Games stickers upon the completion of each workshop and at the end of the day, they were rewarded for collecting all 6 Spirit of the Games values when they received a Change4Life Champions Goody bag to take back to school to support them in promoting physical activity.
Feedback from both children and staff was positive with many saying how they enjoyed the opportunities to use their imagination to come up with ideas, how they like meeting the children from other schools and how it had given them more confidence to go back into school and deliver their new club. Staff were very positive about having the time to sit and listen to the children' ideas at the end of the day about what they wanted to deliver.
The hard work for the Crew's start now as they return to school with the aim of getting children up and active.