Cottesmore St Mary Catholic Primary School

Sports Leaders  

Sports Leaders are a group of children that show great enthusiasm and dedication in all aspects of sport. Their challenge is to develop sport within our school and inspire as many children as possible to engage in physical activity through fun, friendly and competitive competitions.

Sports leader meetings are held weekly with Mr. Buggy, to discuss activities that are being held within school that week. This is also an opportunity for the children to voice their opinions on school sport and create new ideas to encourage more children to engage in physical activity.

The role of a sports leader:
• Encourage all children to get involved in sports.
• Create new ideas to develop sport within our school.
• Show sports leadership qualities such as team work, good listening skills, fair play and respect.
• Follow and encourage others to live by the school games values:

   Respect, Self-Belief, Honesty, Team Work, Passion and Determination. 

• Help teach children certain skills within different aspects of sport.
• Officiate different lunch time and intra-school competitions.
• Take suggestions and ideas from their class about how sport can be improved within our school.
• Help set up, get children involved, organise fair teams and record results from intra-school competitions.
• Create and deliver key stage assemblies on upcoming sporting events.
• Design posters to be placed around the school advertising sporting competitions and fundraising events.


Cottesmore Tag Rugby World Cup

Sports leaders were given the task to get as many friends as possible to sign up to our very own Rugby World Cup! We then fairly chose the teams, drawing them out of a hat and organising regular, weekly fixtures as part of our Intra-School competition. Sports leaders helped with officiating and recording results.

Sport Relief Celebration

Sports leaders came up with the idea of organising a charity event for the whole school to take part in and raise money for a good cause. We decided to choose Sport Relief as a charity we could raise money for and we also wanted to make a donation to our school catholic charity that we support. Firstly children had a Try-Athlon event to try and earn as many points as possible for themselves. Children took part in different events that were run by the sports leaders and their results were recorded. To finish off our Sport Relief celebration, the whole school took part in a 1 mile fun run around our field. Each child was given the opportunity to dress up as their sporting hero and asked to kindly donate £1 to Sport Relief. Prizes were awarded to the best dressed children and these were chosen by our sports leaders. We also came up with the idea of having a main prize draw for anyone that could raise £5 or over. This proved to be hugely popular and enabled us as a school to raise close to £3000!

Olympic and Paralympic Celebration

Our school were keen to celebrate the Olympic and Paralympic games with a whole school celebration. Sports leaders decided to plan an Olympic week with lots of fun activities linked to the Olympic and Paralympic games. Children were divided up fairly and given an Olympic country to represent throughout this week. They could earn points from different challenges and these would be totalled up at the end of our celebration! To start our Olympic week, classes were asked to design Olympic flags and banners within their classes. During this day, each class was given 30 minutes to come and play Paralympic games with sports leaders. Children had a go at Boccia, Goal ball, Seated Volleyball and Guided athletics. All of these games are events at the Paralympics and our children got the chance to have a go! On Tuesday the children took part in our annual school sports day. On Thursday the children competed in Olympic events, with more opportunities to gain points for their countries. Finally at the end of the week, children travelled all around the world, going to different classrooms and having a go at various activities linked to many Olympic countries. We celebrated France by building the Eifel tower and learning about French cuisine (mainly snails)! Greece by learning about how the Olympic games first started. Italy by building famous landmarks including the Colosseum and the leaning tower of Pisa. USA by learning all about line dancing. Australia by having a go at aboriginal dot paintings and Brazil by making carnival masks and having a go at samba dancing!

Cottesmore Euro 2016

Following on from the success of our very own Tag Rugby World Cup, sports leaders were keen to promote our very own Euro 2016 football competition. This event would run at the same time as the professional event in France, with teams playing weekly fixtures at lunch time. Sports leaders helped with organising teams, fixtures and helping to officiate this event.