Allenbourne Middle School

Partner: Allenbourn Middle School, Wimborne
Partner type: Maintained School
Project category: Academic

Ten Canford pupils, working towards their Community Sports Leader award, run games activities on a Monday afternoon throughout the year. Although under the guidance of a Canford teacher, the pupils plan and lead the lessons which include traditional sports (such as netball, rugby, hockey and football). Each session lasts an hour and pupils will be coaching about fifteen young pupils in each group.

Background and goals

Canford approached Allenbourn and offered help.

Resources

One Canford teacher is present throughout the session. Nearly all the sessions are based at Allenbourn and use their sports facilities, although sometimes pupils take along additional equipment.

Impact

This is part of a recognised national qualifictaion, so there is close supervision from the Canford teacher who is assessing the pupils for the award.

Pupil involvement

Ten 6th form pupils who can be of either gender (although almost always male).

Frequency and duration

Every Monday afternoon throughout the year.