Leadership Buddies support Transition

Year 7 student leaders from Blessed George Napier School have ‘buddied-up’ with less confident Year 6 students from St. John’s and St. Joseph’s Schools to form a Transition Leadership Academy.

The Academy involves twelve identified Year 6 pupils who lack confidence, are anxious or who have expressed worries about moving to BGN in September and twelve current Year 7 students who will buddy the Year 6 pupils.

The group came together on Thursday 14th June at BGN to take part in fun icebreaker games and activities to develop their communication and leadership skills. Thereafter, the Academy worked together two plan multi-skills-festivals

After having lunch together, the group made their way to St. John’s School to deliver the first multi-skills festival to ninety Year 3/4 children.   Once warm ups were completed, participants took part in a carrousel of activities including archery, howler throws, relay races, parachute and relay races.   The Year 6 and 7 student leaders took it in turns to lead their activities and ensured it was a fun and enjoyable afternoon by all involved.

The Academy will meet again on Monday 25th June to deliver their second multi-skills festival to the Year 3/4 cohort at St. Joseph’s School.  It is also planned for the Academy to come together during the BGN four day experience during the first week in July.

It is hoped that the growing bond developed between the students will create a smoother primary/secondary transition for the Year 6 students and they settle quickly into secondary life come September.

 “The Year 3 and 4 children absolutely loved all the activities they took part in and there was maximum participation from all.  We saw so many happy faces!!

 The Year 6 leaders were enthusiastic and seemed comfortable to take the lead.  They were able to explain and demonstrate the activities clearly.  The BGN Year 7 leaders were fantastic at supporting them in a mature and encouraging way.

Thank you Mr Mawn for an active and enjoyable afternoon, led by our students, definitely enjoyed by all! “

Beckie Lewis (PE Coordinator at St. John’s)

 

 “Exhausting but fun day.”  (Tom)

“Enjoyed leading the activities with the Year 7 BGN students.” (Angelin)

“The year 7 students were friendly, encouraging and I enjoyed working with them.” Maya

“Learnt a new sport in Archery.” (Harry)

(Comments from Year 6 students at St. John’s)

“Enjoyed the experience.”

“The year 6 students were eager to learn and together we made sure it was a fun afternoon for the Year 3/4 children.”

“We helped to encourage the Year 6 leaders and their confidence grew while they were leading the activities.”                                                  (Comments from Year 7 students from BGN)

Mr Mawn

School Sports Coordinator

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