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Leadership takes over Ricky!
10:39am Thursday 3rd December 2009 in Rickmansworth News
Sport and dance leadership has outgrown itself this year. The volume of exciting courses offered, the huge number of students taking them and the need to maintain the incredible team of talent and volunteering has taken Ricky PE to a new level. Volunteers are the lifeblood of our sport.
At present we are running leadership courses in level one sports leadership, level two community sports leadership and level one dance leadership aimed at pupils in years 10 - 13. The success of the leadership set up in school has encouraged and influenced over 100 sports/dance leaders to take an active volunteering role.
Throughout the courses leaders are taught how to organise, communicate and encourage people to get involved in sports activities. We portray sports leaders as role models.
They consistently help others to achieve their potential, help their communities to get fit and lead healthy lifestyles through practical leadership sessions at Ricky and in local primary schools. Our leaders give hours upon hours to make sport happen at Ricky.
The leader’s practical sessions are based at the School Sports Partnership Primary Schools and also key stage three multi sport festivals, extra curricular clubs and lesson support.
Throughout the year the more competent leaders have been selected to represent Rickmansworth at bolt on leadership and volunteering programmes.
Matthew Gizzi and Tiffany Salmon have been selected to be the Three Rivers and Watford Gold Ambassadors for the next two years for their commitment to volunteering and leadership and individual sporting talent. Sammy Clifft was rewarded for her ‘Herts Service to sport’ award in recognition of the time, effort and commitment she has given to volunteering.
In the meantime a team of Language Leaders have been training hard and delivering fun language lessons at Harvey Road Primary School. In a bid to support Key Stage 2 language learning the pupils from year 10 have been designing and preparing exciting games and activities to the delight of their year 6 apprentices.