Youth Sport Trust
We are very proud to be a Lead School in Wiltshire for the YST. Part of a network of 60 selected schools from across the country chosen for their expertise in engaging young people to participate in Leadership through PE and School Sport.
The school will be working closely with Youth Sport Trust, promoting leadership to other schools in Wiltshire.
Abbeyfield School will take a partnership approach with local schools and organisations to develop inclusive pathways for young people to progress as leaders, coaches, volunteers and officials. (LCV).
All LCV schools are provided with national networking and development opportunities to drive leadership and coaching forward to meet the needs of the young people locally. LCV Lead Schools are members of a national network which uses innovative approaches to drive individual and whole school improvement.
At Abbeyfield School you are given the opportunity to take on different leadership roles in line with Youth Sport Trust:
- Sports Ambassador Year 7 – 11
- Sports Enrichment Year 12 -13
- Sports Council Year 11 – 13
These roles offer exciting opportunities and the chance to be part of the Youth Sport Trust Leadership Programme. Every leader will be given the opportunity to organise and run different sporting festivals for our feeder primary schools. They will also work alongside the Chippenham Sports Partnership and be part of the Chippenham Sporting Community. As part of the Youth Sport Trust Leadership programme, you will complete a series of learning modules that focus on developing the skills which help you learn vital skills that will help with every day life. We look at teamwork, communication, problem solving, self-belief and self-management and skills framework. All modules are fun and engaging, with activities that test the Sports Ambassadors knowledge and help them build their confidence to organise and run sports event. You will receive the Youth Sport Trust award at the end of your school year.
You will also work with our Active Partners and the Abbeyfield PE Community, and Sixth Form leadership team. The Sports Ambassadors are seen as the face of our Sports Community. This role will give each leader the chance to plan and run events
yourself, this is great for the local community and building your skill set.
The great thing about the Youth Sport Trust leadership role is you don’t have to be SPORTY to be a Sports Ambassador. Instead, you need to demonstrate an ability to lead others, alongside the desire and commitment to make a difference.
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