The Young Ambassador Programme is for exceptional young leaders and seeks to develop in them the skills to be an ambassador for PE and school sport.
Young Ambassadors use their personal skills and competencies to inspire and engage others in physical and sporting activities.
The Young Ambassador programme is for young people with a strong desire to drive opportunity, engagement and change so all young people can become involved in sport.
Young Ambassadors also demonstrate, through their commitment and enthusiasm the impact PE and sport can have on developing positive personal values through the involvement in sport.
Key Principles of the Young Ambassador Programme
- Run for young people by young people
- Represents young people as role modes e.g. ‘someone like me’
- Encourages personal development of the best leaders
- Challenges Young Ambassadors to be the best they can be
Roles and Responsibilities of a Young Ambassador
- Develop projects to increase participation in PE, and promote healthy lifestyles
- Train other Young Ambassadors
- Promote PE and school sport and the positive values it can bring
- Be the young peoples voice on PE and Sport in their school
Whittlefield Sports Ambassadors
Being a sport ambassador means I have to attend meetings, travel to different places and participate in different events to help improve sport for our school. I come up with ideas and suggestions to get other children into sport, along with the sports council.
I have been to the Prairie Sports Village earlier on in the school year when I first became a sports ambassador to discuss my role on what I would be doing. Sometimes I will even meet up with other sports ambassadors across Burnley to discuss ideas as well.
Some ideas are: trying to include other sports during playtime so other children can play, or sometimes organising sporting events in school. Hopefully in the future I can encourage more people to get into sport.
As a sports ambassador we have to go to sports events to collect information for blogs make sure to check them out.
We attended meetings about how to improve sport in our school, we also talk about making sure everybody is doing some type of fitness every week. We try to encourage people to do sports out of school not just in school. We go to meetings with other sport ambassadors from other schools to discuss what they do as sport ambassadors and what there school do to try an improve sport.
We get to give ideas in what we could do to make people enjoy sport and do more. We try to make everybody in the school do some type of sport and try to inspire them to do more sport if they don’t do a sport. We are part of the sports council and we try to get new equipment for P.E.