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Taking the Lead



In this programme, we take a look at the benefits of using older students to encourage younger pupils with their physical activity and skills.

At Langer Primary School in Felixstowe, Year 6 pupils act as playground activity leaders - running lunchtime sessions to increase the activity of younger children.

The Year 6 pupils develop leadership skills and, because they also devise and test new playground activities, there are cross-curricular applications too.

Brundall School, a primary school in Norfolk, has benefited from a successful collaboration with the local specialist sports college, Thorpe St Andrew.

Students doing the BTEC National Diploma in Sport are regular and popular visitors to Brundall where, with supervision from teachers, they run PE lessons.

The BTEC students gain valuable leadership experience whilst passing on their specialist sports skills to the primary pupils.

The primary school's teachers also learn new practices and are able to pass them on to subsequent classes.

Published : Jan 2007

15 mins


Get Physical (Primary)


Primary Teacher


Primary Physical Education


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