MORE than 20 Year 10 students have spent one PE lesson a week studying for the Junior Sports Leaders Award.
At the end of the year at Bishop Heber High in Malpas, most had successfully passed the course and have added to the extracurricular programme offered by the school supporting PE delivery by PE staff.
The students also helped run the Multi-Skills Festival and Tag Rugby Festivals held at Bishop Heber for their primary partner schools and their last assignment involved helping the school to run the school sports day in the summer term.
This was the first year that the course was run and it has been so successful that this year’s course is already over-subscribed.
All candidates can extend their leadership skills further by taking the next level of the course, the Community Sports Leaders Award when they join the sixth form.
The Year 12 students took this course last year as part of the Sixth Form Enrichment Programme. They studied a 30-hour programme and then led sporting activities for 10-hours in the community. The students also gained a first aid certificate led by St John’s Ambulance.
Course manager and school sports co-ordinator Jayne Haggis said: ‘All the students worked very hard to gain their CSLA qualification and thoroughly deserve the award.’