Ambassadors from Netherhall and St Bedes were there to help run this event and support the children to develop their leadership skills, in order to increase participation in sport at their own school. The 28 pupils had been selected by their primary school for this privileged role, because they had good leadership potential.
The training started with an introduction from Duncan Cooper. Duncan is A Year 10 pupil at Netherhall School who started off as a Bronze Ambassador and is now a Gold Ambassador following his success and enjoyment of sports leadership at Queen Edith Primary School. He told the group he was inspired to be a young leader as he felt he could make a difference
The Bronze YAs were then split into groups to experience a practical session. The purpose of this was to learn how to lead a practical session for others in their own school. The Ambassadors helped teach basic leadership skills, then showed the Bronze YAs how they can be applied to a game situation.
The new Bronze YAs felt they now had the knowledge and understood the skills they would need to use and develop to become good Young Ambassadors back in their school.