Young peo­ple show how to lead the way

The Oban Times - - News -

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 sarah.ross@high­life­high­land.com.

Cal­lum Mus­grave, above, and Jamie Gil­lies with their hood­ies.

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