Stranraer Pupils Play Their Part At Park

P6 and P7 pupils at Park Primary School in Stranraer recently completed the Active Schools primary leadership programme and took on their responsibilities as Play Leaders by organising an activity afternoon for the younger pupils in their school.

The Play Leader programme is an introduction to leadership, giving children the knowledge of how to organise activities and small games that they can then deliver in their school. The programme helps develop leadership skills, such as communication, organisation and teamwork, while helping young people build their own confidence and self-esteem.

Teacher Mr Beggs said, “It was brilliant to be able to have the entire school involved. To see almost 300 pupils working together, as either leaders or participants, was a real positive. We were very impressed with the leadership qualities the Play Leaders displayed and it was especially nice to see them grow in confidence as the event went on.”