At Castilion, we believe that all children should have the opportunity to develop their leadership potential. There are many informal opportunities given to children to do this and we provide many formal opportunities to develop leadership as well. Children do this through:
- Childrens Leadership Team.
- Digital Leaders Team.
- Eco Warriors.
- Fitness Leaders Team.
- Junior Road Safety Officers.
- Playground Buddies.
- Playground Leaders
Further explanations of some of the roles:
A Junior Road Safety Officer (or ‘JRSO’ for short) is a pupil at school who is involved in promoting Road Safety to the other pupils. The main roles are:
- To create and maintain a road safety notice board, with relevant information for each term.
- To arrange and carry out road safety activities/ competitions/ surveys/ etc.
- To read school assembly messages that you have agreed with your headteacher
- Use the information in your JRSO pack and this website to develop road safety awareness to everyone within your school.
- To become a good JRSO representative for your school by setting an example of good road safety practice.
Playground Buddies have many important responsibilities, usually appointed for approx 2 weeks. Buddies are given training so they develop the necessary knowledge, skills and confidence to do their job well. Children from year’s 3, 4 and 5 can apply for this leadership position. They have to apply for the job and be selected by their classmates. What do playground buddies do?
- Organise games.
- Monitor the Buddy Bench.
- Play with children who are lonely.
- Help to keep an eye on younger children.
- Support children who have fallen out with their friends or are simply feeling sad.
- Help children who have low-level conflicts to sort them out.
- Be a friendly person that other children can go to for help if they need it.
- Be a help to lunchtime mid-day supervisors.