Jenna is a National Athlete Mentor on the Sky Sports Living for Sport programme. Whilst also visiting schools in her Athlete Mentor role Jenna is also helping schools who have ran Sky Sports Living for Sport projects in the past to continue to develop and improve their students’ lives through sport.
What is Sky Sports Living for Sport?
It is a flexible initiative available FREE to all secondary schools helping teachers work with targeted 11-16 year olds to help change behaviours, improve life skills and increase attainment through the power of sport. Using different sports and tutorials, and also event leadership and planning, projects are tailored to inspire each student to work towards personal goals, whether it be improving confidence, raising attainment in class or leading a healthier lifestyle.
How does it work?
The school selects a target group of young people who they feel need support (maybe a group low in confidence/self esteem or a group disengaged from lessons); the teacher will then choose a range of sporting activities to engage the group, encourage them to set goals and work towards creating their own event (e.g. they might decide to run a sports session in a Primary School). Finally, the school will celebrate the groups’ achievements (e.g. school trip/assembly). Throughout all of this, an Athlete Mentor like myself will arrange to come into work with the SSLFS group (and other groups if required) and provide an inspirational day to keep your students motivated and on track!
What can I do to sign up?
For more details, and to register, please visit http://livingforsport.skysports.com It is very easy to register and plan a project (it takes a few minutes) however if you would like some assistance with this then please feel free to contact me.
FYI, each school is allocated their Athlete Mentor by area, however, if you register and would like me to be the allocated Athlete at your school then just let me know and I can do my best to assist you in this matter.