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Play Leaders

What is a Play Leader?

Play leaders are children who support other pupils on the playground, or on the field, to play games, resolve conflict peacefully and develop friendship skills.

Play leaders are:

  • able to teach and play appropriate games;
  • able to mediate and solve problems;
  • trained by Active Luton specialists                                                

Aims of the Play leader scheme

Although the Play leader helps individual children to develop skills, it is also a whole-school approach which aims to:

  • improve behaviour on the playground;
  • provide a safe and supportive environment for all children to use and practise social skills;
  • develop friendships amongst pupils;
  • help children learn from peers and problem solve together;
  • facilitate the learning of transferable skills through good peer role models;
  • teach pupils appropriate playground games.