Leadership in Action
Over the past two weeks, our A Level Academic PE students have been putting theory into action. Pupils have been applying their knowledge of both Skill Acquisition and Sports Psychology, learnt through their A Level Academic PE Syllabus, by leading Prep School pupils from RGS Springfield and St George’s Catholic Primary School in a range of activities.
Lower Sixth A Level PE students visited RGS Springfield to experience and apply the Skill Acquisition section of the Syllabus. The visit involved a session of Tag Rugby with Year Three and Four pupils, with a focus on developing passing skills. Head of Academic PE, Emma Pollard said: ‘It was fantastic to see Academic PE students leading our Prep School pupils and reflecting in the classroom lesson on seeing PE beginners in the cognitive stage of learning receive a range of guidance and feedback”.
On Monday 28 November, Upper Sixth A level PE students put theory into action again with a practical outreach session with St George’s Catholic Primary School. The next part of the A Level PE Syllabus focuses on leadership. The RGS students got first-hand experience of leading a group of local Primary School pupils in a Netball skills workshop. Afterwards, students had the opportunity to reflect on their leadership skills and in particular, the characteristics of an effective leader and the types of leadership style used.
It is fantastic to see leadership skills being developed in this way by putting theory into action. Well done to all the PE students involved.