Leadership Conference

Leadership Conference group

Leadership Conference
Thursday 29th September 2016

Along with children from 4 schools across North Oxfordshire, pupils from Year 5 and 6 attended the Leadership Conference at Cooper School, Bicester. It was the second conference of its kind and a hugely successful day. The 15 attendees from Dashwood Banbury Academy, all newly recruited Junior Leaders, thoroughly enjoyed the workshops – learning new leadership skills to add to their repertoire. The focus groups were School Sports Organising Crew, Playground Leaders and Change 4 Life Champions.

Leadership Conference2-smMia, Konrad, Munib, Shinade and Jayme attended the Playground Leaders workshop session. They all took the opportunity to lead sessions showing fantastic confidence delivering activities for younger pupils.

Leadership Conference

Callum, Yagmur, Max, Caitlin and Igor headed-up School Sports Organising Crew and attended workshops to learn about being successful in this role. They learned about maintaining a quality School Sports board to communicate PE and School Sports to pupil and parents. They now understand the importance of organising our school equipment and keeping it in good order. The children were very interested in using the School Games Values to recognise pupils’ achievements. They noticed that these values: honesty, respect, teamwork, self-belief, passion and determination, link closely with our own Aspirations Conditions and key characteristics. The children have already had many ideas about how they can raise the profile of the School Games Values at Dashwood including celebration assembly nominations and creating their own noticeboard to raise the profile of the School Games values.

Jayden, Leah, Saniya, Oliver and Kai are the Primary Change 4 Life Club Champions. Through the Change 4 Life training scheme, they learned the importance of maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle due to the startling research that 9 out of 10 children could grow up with dangerous amounts of fat in their bodies that may lead to cancer, type 2 diabetes and heart disease in later life. Their role is to support opportunities for ALL young people to participate in school sport and lead healthy active lifestyles for the rest of their lives. Kai had a fantastic idea of using the School Sports noticeboard to discuss healthy eating and ‘rainbow food’ – trying to eat a range of different coloured fruit and veg.

Change for life

An amazing day was had by all, learning new skills for leadership and sharing experiences with children from across the partnership.