Step into Sport

YST Step into Sport
Step into Sport Youth Leadership Camps focus on the development of leadership skills in young people with SEND, with an increased emphasis on further training and deployment opportunities in workforce specific roles.

Step into Sport (SiS) county events are organised and delivered by the YST Lead Inclusion Schools

These camps, which engage over 1,500 young leaders each year, support the Youth Sport Trust`s national Leadership Framework and supports young people to `Learn to Lead` - an introduction to Leadership.

Young Leaders will develop skills such as: Creativity, Communication, Planning, Organisation and Decision-Making. And develop behaviours such as: Aspirations, Enthusiasm, Responsibility, Curiosity and Confidence.

The SiS attendees are supported by a local young role model and Athlete Role Model. Each attendee is given a voice and empowered to return to their school and be a role model for others.

The parents and teachers were nervous about their young people’s behaviour due to lack of social skills and being out of school, but the children were fantastic and really stepped up to the occasion and into a leadership role. They took responsibility for their behaviour and actions and showcased what it meant to be a young leader. The young people were creative, honest and had lots of fun. The event acted as a catalyst for what needed to be done in the future within the school.

Inclusion Lead, Derbyshire

To start with I was nervous and shy going into the youth leadership workshop but throughout the day I gradually gained confidence which helped me talk to new people. It made me happy to help other people. I was selected as a young leader of my school to attend a primary cricket festival. I taught young students how to play cricket, I was nervous but very happy I did it. This will definitely help me make new friends when I go to college. 

Harry - Year 11, Manchester SiS camp

To find out who your Lead Inclusion School is and to get involved with the event please contact:

Roshni Mistry
Project Officer - Inclusion and Diversity
01509 226614