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 […]
Jenna is an Athlete Mentor for the Youth Sport Trust and works on many of their programmes in a bid to inspire young people to achieve their potential in sport, the main one being Sky Sports Living for Sport, however she has also worked on the following: Matalan Your Activity, PE Change Teams, Young Ambassadors, Girls Active, and many more.
What is the Youth Sport Trust?
The Youth Sport Trust is an independent charity devoted to changing young peoples’ lives through sport.
They have an extensive range of programmes and initiatives; sport and education resources; events and continuing professional development programmes, as well as a school Membership scheme, which are all created to achieve the best possible outcomes for young people.
The specialist staff at the YST work closely with all schools (primary, secondary and special educational needs) and a range of partners including National Governing Bodies of Sport, corporate partners and Government to get even more young people involved in PE and school sport.
To find out exactly how the YST can help you or how you can use the power of PE and school sport to change the lives of your young people, please visit the website.
Jenna is a Special Speaker on the 21st Century Legacy ‘Be The Best You Can Be’ programme. As a Special Speaker Jenna’s role is to inspire and motivate the young people to be the best they can be in whatever they do in life, and Jenna does this by using her own personal story that demonstrates success and hardship. Hard work, determination, setting goals, having dreams, overcoming obstacles, never giving up, and finally self-belief are key themes that run throughout Jenna’s story.
What is 21st Century Legacy?
21st Century Legacy is a Charity founded by Dr David Hemery CBE as an Educational Legacy to go beyond Sport and beyond 2012 to help fulfil a Bid promise that the London 2012 Olympic Games would be an inspiration to the youth of Britain and the rest of the world.
The Vision of the Charity is that all young people are enabled to achieve their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential as responsible individuals, citizens and members of their communities
21st Century Legacy’s Mission is to inspire and engage young people through the ‘Be the Best you can Be!’ Programme to discover their unique potential and empower them to pursue and fulfil their dreams.
In 2010 the Be the Best you can Be! Programme was launched nationally for Secondary Schools.
In 2011 the Programme was developed for Primary Schools, piloted for Looked-after Young People (in a non-School setting) and also adapted for Special Schools.
Since September 2011 over 93,000 young people in Primary and Secondary Schools across the UK have engaged in the Programme.
How can I sign up?
If you work at a Primary or Secondary school and are interested in finding out more about the programme please visit the 21st Century Legacy website here.