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Course Overview

Static playgrounds do not enhance the physical play opportunity for your school and your pupils. It’s a missed opportunity to get children active, mentally ready for class, social interaction and learning through play. Many schools have Playtime  / Sports Leaders but the reality is they are often short of support, run out of ideas, get bored or just don’t know what to do. The Reach for the Stars is a unique course aimed at helping your Play and Sports Leaders learn and develop the skills to be able to provide
      • Varied, fun and engaging breaktime physical activities
      • Whole school events like competitions and sports events
      •  Structured play for younger pupils
      • Introduce different sports in the school
      • Support your PE curriculum
      • Improve playground behaviour
The ‘Reach for the Stars’ play leader training has transformed our playground. Before the Play Leaders were at odds on what to do. Now they’re excited and have a whole library of activities and the playground is buzzing because of it."
John Littler
Head Teacher, Barrow Hall Primary School, UK

Completing this course will help you:

This course covers everything a student needs to be able to deliver successful playground activities, whole-school sports events, intra-sports events, play leading, sports leadership and more…
happy confident student leaders


This course is aimed at students who may have volunteered to help in the playground – commonly known as sports leaders, activity leaders, play leaders, sports coordinators and the like. If you have students that love to help in the playground then this course is ideal for them.


Learning Path

In this module students learn what Playground safety means, how to look out for and deal with potential hazards.

Video + Quiz

All successful activities and events need an understanding of how to effectively plan and prepare them. This module gives the student a clear blueprint of how to develop amazing playground activities. 

Video + Quiz + Assignment

One of the main dropout reasons for students is a lack of team cohesion, conflicts arise and students give up. This essential module gives students the tools, training and guidance to develop a strong team, work together, see the bigger pitch and harness their love for helping others. 

3 x Video + Quiz

A team is made up of different parts working together for the common good. This module helps students understand and take turns in the five types of roles – Games Leader, Team Leader, Event Leader, Media Leader & Equipment Leader  

5 x Video + Quiz + Assignments

At this stage of the course students will have a greater understanding of how to run effective sessions in the playground. This module helps students to develop better public speaking skills and shows them how to effectively deliver their activity sessions with clarity and confidence.

Video + Quiz

Possibly the most important 13 letter word in the English language – encouragement. This module guides your sports leaders on how to use encouragement to get the best out of their team mates and players. 

The ability to recognise when things need to change or adjusting is a key life-skill and this module gives your sports leaders exactly that. They will have the tools to be able to effectively analyze and reflect on their sports sessions and find solutions to make them even better. 

Learning and implementing these amazing skills in your school is incredible but imagine now taking your skills for the ebenfit of others in your communtity. This module gives students the capability of understanding how their skills can positively impact the wider community. And with your permission they’ll be looking at creative ways to help those around them.

Wouldn’t it be amazing if your students had the knowledge, skills and initiative to develop and implement an whole school sports event? In this module they’ll do exactly that! From sports to health and wellbeing, the range of events your sports leaders will now develop will impress you.


Take A Sample Lesson Here

No login required. Simply click the ‘Understanding Safety’ link and you’ll be directly in a sample lesson. This is a great way to see the course first hand and get a feel for how the modules work, style of content and ease of use. If you need a more detailed look around please do book a demo session here. Demo sessions are also free.

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