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 Monday 18th March. 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 involved children taking part in Football, Handball and Volleyball coaching workshops, where children 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 was followed by an Olympic Values assembly, led by our own Year 10 Burgate Young Sports Ambassadors, which included a range of Olympic challenges. 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 and in everyday life. One of these challenges involved an Olympic quiz which was dominated by teams from Hale and Breamore who scored 14 and 15 out of 16 respectively.
This set a fantastic tone for the rest of the day and after lunch, children took part in an action-planning session. Following a group discussion to share ideas and good practice, the Bronze YA’s worked alongside the Silver YA’s to brainstorm and develop ideas of various projects they would like to run within their schools. These ideas ranged from mascot competitions to Olympic Value awards and will now form the basis of how they shall be able to inspire and enthuse others about sport and the Olympic Values.
Miss Bowring said, “There are some fantastic Initiatives happening all around the Cluster and the enthusiasm shown by these Young Leaders really is inspirational! 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 of it”.