Young Ambassador Training Day
Thirty Five Sports Ambassadors from 16 Primary Schools and 1 Secondary School attended our first Young Ambassador Training Day held at Blacon High School on 5th November.
These children were selected by their schools as being the most organised, enthusiastic and willing leaders in their school that meet the Youth Sport Trust criteria for a Bronze or Silver Young Ambassador.
One of the Silver Ambassadors from Blacon High School was a Bronze Ambassador last year and was able to share with the other children what she did in her role at her primary school. She is now progressing through the Young Ambassador Programme and able to help other Ambassadors in their new roles. The current Year 6 Ambassadors will also be tracked into Secondary School so that they can continue and progress through the Programme.
On the training day, the children attended four workshops where they learned what a Young Ambassador is, what they do and the skills required to be effective in their role. They also learned how to organise a Level 1 sports competition, how to communicate / advertise the event, the different ways to present match reports and finally how to commentate on live sporting action.
In the afternoon Dennis Wall who is a sports reporter from the Leader Newspaper and West Cheshire Athletics Club Coach was a special guest who gave a talk about his job as a reporter and his career progression. The children had an opportunity to ask him questions on his role and how it has changed over the years.
The Ambassadors have now been tasked with:
- Logging any hours that they do as part of their new role.
- Setting up a School Sport Organising Crew / Committee within their school.
- Blogging on the School Games website.
- Organising and delivering a Level 1 sports competition within their school.
We look forward to meeting up again with the Sports Ambassadors in the Summer Term to see how they have been getting on with their roles.