July 13, 2011
school's Sports Academy boosts pupils' leadership skills
Alfred School's Sports Leadership Academy has been hailed a success
following a number of activities over the past few weeks.
A group of Burnham and Highbridge students from Years 7 and 8
were recently nominated by their PE teachers to undertake training
to prepare them for leadership activities.
Once completed, they then had have had opportunities to lead
during lesson time and in extra-curricular activities.
helped with the school's recent 'chance to shine' cricket event
in which Year 5 and 6 students from local primary schools visited
King Alfred School for a day of cricket challenges.
The young leaders helped with their batting, bowling and fielding
skills and at the end of the day held a tournament.
The sports leaders also helped Churchfield Primary School's recent
sports days, which were held at King Alfred School and well supported.
The youngsters have been recording the hours they have committed
to the activities and those that have completed five hours have
received a bronze certificate, whistle and lanyard. They need
to complete 10 hours to achieve their silver award and 20 hours
for gold status.
Spokesman Steve Ladd told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "They have
really enjoyed the activities and a big 'well done' goes to those
that have got involved in the new Sports Leadership Academy."