All of our nominated Bronze Young Sports Ambassadors from around our Cluster of Primary Schools were invited to attend an Olympic Training Workshop at The Burgate School on Tuesday 3rd March 2020. The National Young Sports Ambassadors Programme is delivered with two main objectives in mind: to increase participation in school sport and to raise and promote the Olympic & Paralympic values.
The day began with our visitors taking part in a Benchball Tournament, led by our Year 11 GCSE PE students. The focus of the session was to highlight the Olympic and Paralympic Values, in the lead up to Tokyo 2020. The children then participated in two Leadership workshops, where they had the opportunity to use our Burgate Sports Leaders as role models in order to focus on improving their own essential leadership and communication skills when coaching sport. This session concluded with an Olympic quiz which was dominated by winners from Western Downland School.
The most fantastic action-planning session followed, which was brimming with creativity, enthusiasm and positivity. Group discussions allowed the Bronze YA’s to share ideas in workingalongside the Silver YA’s to brainstorm and develop their own objectives for various projects they would like to run within their schools. These ideas ranged from Olympic torch-making competitions to Olympic Value awards and league tables and will now form the basis of how they shall be able to inspire and enthuse others about sport and the upcoming Summer Olympic Games.
During the afternoon, children then took part in an Olympic mascot-making competition and an Olympic cheerleading challenge, all led by our very own Year 10 Burgate Young Sports Ambassadors. The purpose of this being to inspire children to return to their schools with an array of ideas as to how they can encourage others to use the Olympic and Paralympic Values both in sport, school and in everyday life.
Miss Bowring said, “There are some fantastic Initiatives already happening around our Cluster including an array of charity fund-raising, as well as children running their own Olympic style competitions. The enthusiasm and commitment shown by these Young Leaders really is phenomenal! It was an absolute pleasure to spend the day with children who are genuinely so passionate about sport and in trying to help others find the same level of enjoyment out supporting the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games”.