29 of our St. Joan of Arc students ranging from Years 7-11 were given the opportunity by Arsenal Ladies to gain the FA Junior Football Leaders Qualification. The response from the girls was unbelievable and Arsenal Ladies said that it was the best turn out of participants that they had ever experienced from a school!
The qualification provides a basic introduction to leadership skills required when involved in football. The course introduces students to 4 areas: Assisting Football Activity Sessions, An introduction to refereeing, helping with a Team & Different Football Events – in addition to these areas, Respect, Promoting the Game & Developing the game were embedded during the Guided Learning Hours.
We are constantly striving to create young leaders in Physical Education at St Joan of Arc School and this course provided a really excellent introduction to Leadership skills and qualities that may be used within football and beyond to all areas in life.
Now the girls have completed the course that was run over two evenings afterschool, they will be expected to participate in 4 hours of volunteering and coaching in the community. The girls were so enthusiastic and I was incredibly proud of them.
All girls are welcome to attend our Football club on a Thursday afterschool, which is led by Arsenal Ladies and NOW, our St. Joan of Arc students themselves!
Well Done Girls, Now get yourselves out there and start leading! 🙂