Savile Park Primary School

Headteacher: Mrs J Boylan

Play Leaders

Aims of Play Leaders

At Savile Park Primary School, we encourage children to develop as individuals. One of the ways we try to encourage this is a ‘Play Leading Scheme’. The scheme promotes children’s well-being, abilities, social skills and team work. It also encourages the older children to organise games for the younger children, it promotes the children’s organisation, communication and responsibility skills and most importantly they all have fun! They meet on a regular basis with Mrs Watson to discuss new games and play equipment and questions that the children want to ask.

Our play leaders volunteer their time to support other pupils at play times to establish a happy play time for all children. Each September Mrs Watson appoints 12 play leaders from key stage 2 and they receive training on how to deliver different games at break time.
As well as delivering traditional playground games, the children have lots of play equipment to enjoy, ranging from hula hoops, skipping ropes, basketball, netball, football, dodgeball, drawing and building with different materials including Lego!

Another of the aims of the scheme is that it will increase the amount of physical activity undertaken during playtime/lunchtime and reduce the amount of behaviour issues on the playground. It is hoped there will be a whole school impact in terms of children’s behaviour both at lunchtime and in afternoon lessons.