At Horsenden we have a fantastic scheme called Playground Leaders. Playground Leaders are children from Year 5 who have received training in setting up and delivering small sessions or games for the younger pupils. They run fun and structured games set up in different zones in the playground at lunchtimes including ‘Stuck in the Mud’, ‘Bulldog’ and ‘Ship, Sea, Shore.’ They work in both KS1 and KS2 on different days, allowing pupils from across the school to benefit from their expertise. This is also beneficial for the sports leaders themselves as it provides them with the opportunity to exercise their leadership skills and interact with peers from different ages ranges. The scheme has had a huge impact with better behaviour and higher levels of engagement and pupils are actively involved in activities.
Below are some quotes from the Playground Leaders about their responsibilities: