If you are the family of a child in Keystage Two then you will certainly have heard about ‘Fun Club’, the Friday lunchtime activity club run by our Year Six Young Leaders. Every week they are out there challenging and engaging other children, leading by example and pushing their own leadership limits!
As positions are limited in number pupils need to apply for a Young Leadership post at the end of Year Five, after receiving initial training, and this that pass the selection are supported in their role through Year Six by Mrs Stevenson.
Young Leaders plan, timetable, set up, lead and record every one of their fun and active sessions. After each session, they celebrate good sportsmanship shown by children who take part by presenting ‘Spirit of the Games’. They even create a weekly poster documenting the session. Leadership is more than just kicking a ball about with younger ones and Fun Club challenges and rewards the Young Leaders as much as it does the children who come each week.
In celebration of their commitment and effort, our young leaders are given hoodies in the spring term and a great day out in the summer. Today we went to the COACH centre in Taunton for a day of paddle boarding, rafting and tree climbing. As ever the children were enthusiastic, supportive to each other, courageous and fantastically well mannered! What a wonderful way to celebrate a year of giving enjoyment and inspiration to others! Thank you Young Leaders, for a great year and a fantastic day!