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Community Trust Playground Leadership Scheme

12 January 2015

Scheme In Place at Ribble with Wrea

Blackpool FC Community Trust have been engaging and inspiring young people at Ribble with Wrea Endowed Primary School in sport and physical activity leadership.

The Playground Leadership Scheme (PALS) lasts for six weeks and teaches year fives and sixes how to carry out health and safety checks, develop communication skills, improvising and adapting activities and designing session plans.

Assistant Headteacher Matt Hall said: “The programme has been a great addition to the sports and coaching programme offered at Ribby with Wrea Endowed Primary School. It has allowed children the opportunity to develop leadership skills, work as a team, plan and organise events and deliver these to younger children.”

The playground leadership scheme has been piloted in a number of primary schools across the Fylde Coast. There has been terrific feedback from students and teachers, with a noticeable increase in young people’s confidence in sports leadership.

Millie, Year five, said: “'I have really enjoyed doing PALS training as it has improved my self-confidence and enabled me to become a leader! I have learnt how to play a number of fun and exciting games.”
Edward, also Year five, said: “PALS was good because you got to learn all about leadership skills and taught how to set up different activities.”
Scheme Coordinator Harriet Levis added: “The scheme could not have gone any better, we are looking to expand the programme further in more primary schools across the Fylde Coast in the future.”
For more information about PALS, contact Blackpool FC Community Trust on 01253 348691 or visit

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