Sports Ambassadors introduces leadership concepts with a specific focus on leading self. The programme is designed to develop young sports leaders and help them recognise that in order to positively influence and lead others they must first learn to lead themselves. This implies leadership in both sport and within the school community. Sports Ambassadors programme includes an outdoor experience completing the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.
Additional workshops build on the development of teamwork skills, Self Discovery, Ripple Effect and the Power of Words.
The programme helped me learn about my goals and to never give up. It has made me think differently about myself in a good way. This course has helped me in both mental and physical ways. It has taught me to strive for success. It has also helped me improve my interpersonal skills.
Thank you so much Ignite, I will go into the future and use the lessons you have taught.
Our Ambassador students have recently returned from a Tongariro Alpine Crossing trip with Ignite Sport. There has been parent feedback to thank us and Ignite for the amazing opportunity for their child to attend this at minimal cost. It would be great if this could continue for our next year 10's coming through.
I have already had students ask me when they will get the chance to do Ignite programmes. This has generally been students who have siblings in the programme already. So clearly these students have gone home and talked about their experiences with their families.
Head of PE, Otaki College
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