Physical Education: Lower Sixth Pupils Coach at Hellingly Primary
As part of their BTEC Sport qualification, students at Bede's complete a Sports Coaching unit of work within which they learn about the responsibilities of being a Sports Activity Leader.
Part of the Leadership Training companent involves pupils learning how to coach sports skills, including planning and delivering their own sports sessions.
On a wet and windy morning on Tuesday 13th January, 15 Lower Sixth BTEC Sport students travelled to Hellingly Primary School to deliver a variety of sports coaching sessions that they had planned.
This was an outstanding opportunity for the BTEC students to acquire some first-hand coaching experience with pupils aged between Year One and Year Five.
The Bede's students were well prepared and adapted to both the changeable weather conditions and group sizes on the day.
They worked extremely well with their peers to deliver fun and engaging sports sessions including tennis and handball and other fun games such as Stuck in the Mud, Simon Says and relay races.
The Bede's pupils, who started the day feeling a little nervous at the prospect of coaching - let along coaching such young pupils - finished the sessions having grown in confidence.
It was superb to see just how much the younger pupils enjoyed being coached by the Bede's students and quite how successful their sessions were.
The primary pupils left each session having learned new skills and some even received pre-prepared certificates, trophies and medals at the end!
The Lower Sixth students should be commended for their outstanding levels of effort and achievement, and everyone in the P.E. department at Bede's extends a huge thank you to Hellingly Primary for being such brilliant hosts.