Team MC Sports Captains are currently completing an accredited leadership award run by SLQ Sports Leaders called 'Activity Volunteer Programme'. Curriculum Leader for P.E. at Mount Carmel Mr Low is co-ordinating the programme in school with our pupils and states "These pupils are active role models to their peers and support staff with extra-curricular activities."
The training covers five skills from SLQ Sports Leaders’ Skills Framework. Those five skills, which were identified by Youth Employment UK as being the most in-demand by employers, are Self-belief, Communication, Problem Solving, Teamwork and Self-Management.
As learners progress through the programme, they complete a series of tasks, recording their progress in their own personal Volunteer Profile, creating an evidence record that demonstrates their growing skills.
The overall aim of the programme is to provide learners with the confidence in their own abilities to put the five skills into practice as effective volunteers in a variety of situations. In turn, this provides them with the platform to embark on their volunteering journey into further study, such as leadership or coaching qualifications, helping them identify opportunities to put their skills into practice.
To read more about this training programme use this link Activity Volunteer Programme