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Sports Leadership Success at St John Fisher

20 Jul 2017 | Posted In Sport

Sports Leadership Success at St John Fisher

St John Fisher is delighted with the impact that our Sport Leaders have had within St John Fisher and the community. This academic year has seen 258 students from Year 7 to 13 take part in the various sports leadership courses and opportunities that have arisen.

This has included 107, Year 7 and 8 pupils who have undertaken the National Young Leaders Award which has helped establish themselves at St John Fisher. They have focused on developing their personal, cognitive and social skills such as communication, leadership, organisation, responsibility, teamwork and inter-personal skills which they have then implemented in the various Primary school sports days, festivals and competitions that they have helped run. These students have been extremely successful in their opening years at St John Fisher, they have received tremendous feedback from each event they have attended, representing St John Fisher in a positive light and demonstrating what a bright future they have at this school.

A further 56 students from Year 9 and 10 have worked closely with the Harrogate Schools Sports Partnership officer Debbie Speed, where they have been responsible for hosting, organising and delivering level 1, 2 and 3 School Competitions to schools around North Yorkshire. They were even selected to deliver the Primary School Change 4 Life Festival at Queen Margaret’s School to round off a very successful year.

There have been numerous students that have supported our extra-curricular sports teams as volunteers, assisting at practices and fixtures as well as students who have assisted to support their Duke of Edinburgh Award. There was also a group of Sixth Form students who are wanting to give something back to the school and pass on their knowledge and experience they have gained at St John Fisher to the younger students, showing a true Fisher’s family spirit.

A total of 77 Year 11 students have completed the Level 1 Sports Leadership Course a recognised qualification that will enable them to gain the necessary skills to support them in their future careers. They opted to partake in this course as part of their Year 11 Core P.E classes and have developed their new skills throughout the year. We are hoping that the uptake will be just as positive in the next academic year, after such excellent results this year.

Finally, there have been a group of 20 Year 7-10 students who were recognised as Sports Ambassadors of St John Fisher who formed the SJF Sports Council and completed the Sky Sports Living for Sport Project. These pupils have had a significant impact in increasing participation rates and opportunities throughout the school. They were even rewarded with a visit from Thai Boxing World Champion, Rachael Mackenzie, who worked with them for a whole day, focusing on the 6 keys to success.

We are delighted to have such enthusiastic, caring and committed pupils at St John Fisher who are always striving to make themselves better people as well as the people around them. They look for ways to help create opportunities for others, build friendships and improve their knowledge and skills. They are an asset to the school and have had a positive impact on the local community with their brilliance. Well done to everyone who has been involved as a Sports Leader, enjoy your well-earned rest and we look forward to replicating this success next year!