Young people show how to lead the way
PORTREE Active Schools is encouraging youngsters in the area to get involved in a programme that will not only help keep them and their peers keep fit but that could also provide valuable experience and make their CVs stand out.
High Life Highland’s leadership programme uses courses from Sports Leaders UK, a Scottish governing body for sport and youth work.
The programme is open to young people aged 12 to 25 and, although underpinned by leadership in sport and youth work, the benefits can be utilised by young people volunteering in clubs, facilities and schools.
Throughout the programme young adults receive hoodies as awards. The colour of the hoodie received reflects the number of leadership hours which have been dedicated. Navy blue ones are given initially to those who have completed 25 hours of sport or activity leadership, and purple, green, red and grey can be ‘ achieved’ with each additional 25 hours.
Callum Musgrave recently picked up his leadership hoodie. Callum has been supporting the running of primary football in Broadford as well as refereeing at the local soccer sevens tournaments. Callum recently received a Saltire awards for 500 hours which his coaching has contributed to as well as work he has been doing in his local community.
Earlier this month Jamie Gillies picked up his leadership hoodie for his volunteering hours with Portree Primary shinty and refereeing at local tournaments.
More activities have been added to the programme already this year, including gymnastics and dodgeball.
To sign up or for more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Callum Musgrave, above, and Jamie Gillies with their hoodies.