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Leadership opportunities for young people are one of our most important areas of development, investment and support. We offer a wide range of leadership roles that support young people to develop their knowledge, skills and experience to reach their full potential.
The Junior Leaders programme is a progression of the existing playground leaders training which was introduced to primary schools a number of years ago. Although not replacing playground leaders, junior leaders training has more depth and is designed to introduce upper stage primary pupils to planning and delivering physical activities whilst also exploring the wider roles they could undertake as a leader in their school.
Pupils are introduced to this programme through formal training covering:
Completing this training allows primary schools and pupils to apply this learning to various initiatives and may involve pupils undertaking roles such as decision makers, event and competition organisers, technical officials and deliverers / coaches.
The Fife Sports Stars programme works in partnership with Fife Council’s Sports Development team, Active Schools Fife, Champions in Schools, Scottish Institute of Sport, Sky Sports Academy, Fife College, Fife Sports and Leisure Trust and Fife Council’s Community Use Schools. As part of the programme, former and current elite athletes support and mentor Fife’s Sports Stars.
The Young Ambassador Programme is our flagship programme. Selected pupils from all of Fife’s secondary schools receive comprehensive leadership experience within sport, education and community settings. The Young Ambassadors gain a vast range of skills based on the ever-important promotion, motivation and inspiration for young people in sport.
Ambassadors work alongside their Active Schools Coordinator where they receive support and guidance throughout their role allowing them to gain new skills and experiences whilst making a difference in their local school and community.
Young Ambassadors gain valuable life skills such as communication, organisation and teamwork, both through strategic and operational roles.
Ambassadors also sign up to the Saltire Award, which is a nationally recognised awarding body for volunteering hours. Using this approach is an opportunity to evidence their fantastic work when applying for further education and future employment.