This weeks Real Leaders session was centred around the Spirit of the School Games Values and implementing these key values into all aspects of our lives. The leaders also had another opportunity to apply their new leaderships skills and qualities through the Create Development game ‘Dice Frenzy.’
Activity 1: What values do you believe are the most important to you?
In this activity the leaders had time to discuss what core values they believe are the most important to them personally. Some of the ideas that were mentioned were:
As a group we discussed what these values actually mean and how we could demonstrate these values in various point in our day to day lives. There were some excellent ideas given by lots of the leaders and they were tasked to demonstrate these in the last few days before the Christmas break.
Activity 2: Spirit of the School Games Values
To start this activity Mr Davies introduced six key values which are: honesty, self-belief, teamwork, passion, respect and determination however; he did not tell them where these values came from. The leaders were then tasked with writing what each value meant to them. After the leaders had a chance to look at all of the values and write down their thoughts for each, the true definitions were shown on the board and the leaders then had to match the values with their true definitions.
- Passion: Giving it 100 per cent. Put your heart and soul into the game and never give up. Passion makes you enter the race and passion makes you finish it.
- Honesty: Be honest with others and with yourself. Have the courage to do the right thing and what you know is right. Let the best person win, not the best cheat
- Self-Belief: You’ve got to believe to achieve. Have the self-belief and confidence to succeed and reach your personal best.
- Determination: Keep going no matter what. Determination is about the journey you go on to push yourself and achieve your dreams. Have the mental strength and self discipline to overcome obstacles, commit to your goals and keep working everyday to become the very best you can be. Don’t hold back!
- Teamwork: Treating everyone equally, supporting each other and working together to have fun and achieve. Celebrate each other’s success and be a positive team player.
- Respect: Show respect for the referee, for the opposition, for your team mates, for yourself and for the game. Accepting victory and defeat with grace, treating others politely and with understanding. Have respect every day, in every sport and for everyone
Activity 3: Dice Frenzy
This was the final activity of the session, and the leaders were tasked with learning the ins and outs of the game Create Development game ‘Dice Frenzy’ in small groups of two or three. The groups then took it in turns to introduce the game to the rest of the groups and manage the game for a short five minute period. During this time the leaders had to begin to apply some of the key leadership skills learnt over the previous weeks and explore how to be an active leaders.
- Can you choose one of the ‘Spirit of the School Games Values’ and explain why this value is so important?
- Can you choose one of the ‘Spirit of the School Games Values’ and explain when/ where you can demonstrate this value?
- Reflect on your time introducing and managing the game of Dice Frenzy, what do we mean by an active leader?