Playground Leaders

Each year year 4, 5 and 6 pupils are trained to become Playground Leaders. They receive training to lead younger pupils in structured, fun games at lunchtime. The project has had a massive impact with better behaviour at lunchtimes because pupils are actively engaged in activity, the leaders' confidence and self esteem has risen and schools have reported a real buzz on Huff and Puff days (this is the equipment that is used by the Playground Leaders).

The Playground Leaders are taught skills such as communication, fair play, organising groups/teams and the STEP principle (space, task, equipment, people).

To view/download copies of the teacher/pupil training resources and certificates, please click on the relevant document(s) below:

The following download gives some ideas for playground games produced by the South East Somerset School Sports Partnership.

How to adapt your Playground Games. The STEP information below will help young leaders to adapt their games to include more pupils and add variety to the activities.

Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

  • Sport England
    Active Partnerships
    Somerset Business Award Winner
    Somerset Chamber of Commerce
    Disability Confident
  • Somerset Skills & Learning
    Youth Sport Trust
    activity alliance
    Sedgemoor District Council
    Avon & Somerset Police
  • South Somerset District Council
    Somerset Partnership
    Yeovil Hospital Healthcare
    Taunton & West Somerset Council
    Mendip District Council
    Homes in Sedgemoor
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
    Spark Somerset
    YMCA Dulverton Group
    Department for Work & Pensions
    Somerset CCG
    together team
    Somerset Cricket Board
    British American Football Association
    Badminton England
    Somerset FA
  • British Cycling
    Create Development
    Children in Need
    The Salvation Army
    Somerset County Council
  • Channel Adventure
    Somerset Community Foundation
    Nova Sports & Coaching
    Zing Somerset
    Sports Coach UK