Bubble Leadership

Bubble Leadership is an exciting new concept and toolkit that aims to help you implement a leadership model that will support, encourage and motivate pupils to take part in sport, physical activity and play opportunities within the parameters of the Government’s COVID-19 return to school guidelines.

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School life is going to look different for a while. Bubbles and other restrictions pose challenges to the delivery of school sport and leadership for an unknown length of time. But we must overcome these challenges to help young people recover from the impact of COVID-19 through sport.

The Bubble Leadership concept can support you to:

  • Create a movement of young leaders, who have a passion to champion school sport to improve the wellbeing of their peers
  • Help young people develop skills, and improve physical, social and emotional wellbeing acting as agents of social change
  • Reintroduce both leaders and participants to a positive routine involving physical activity
  • Increase workforce capacity by empowering young people to drive extra-curricular/informal activity with their peers.

The Bubble Leadership concept has been informed by YST research ‘Youth Leadership Opportunities: Beyond COVID-19’, which was conducted to shape leadership opportunities in line with the wants and needs of young people. The full report is available to view here.