Playground Leaders at Highfield

Playground Leaders is a scheme at Highfield where Year 6 pupils support and lead games at lunchtimes. It was introduced to help build friendships, confidence and social skills and give the Year 5’s a potential focus while finding their feet at a new school. The scheme also offers an opportunity for the Year 6’s to expand their own skills with leadership, communication and teamwork all being required to take part, as well as a chance for some responsibility within the school.

The Playground Leaders are trained in the Autumn Term with Mr Boddy and Mrs McIntosh. There will also be some more training run by sixth formers from the PE department at the High School to further develop their game and leadership abilities.

Recently, more playground equipment has been ordered, which we hope to boost the impact of Playground Leaders.. We’re really excited about working with this enthusiastic bunch of pupils to help make lunchtimes even better for our new Year 5’s! Watch this space…

Mrs C McIntosh
Learning Mentor