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Karen MacKellar, Lead 2014 participant

25/02/2014
Blog / Young People / Sport and physical activity
Last year I became involved in Lead 2014 as both a Student Tutor and, through my role as Sports President at the University of Strathclyde, on the organising and recruiting front.

The positive feedback afterwards from all of the Student Tutors saw them grow in confidence, decide to use the skills to go into sports coaching, or take it back as an experience to complement their academic sports course.  

Knowing that those Young Leaders were using our conference as inspiration to go out and deliver to so many more young children made us all understand the true meaning and power of a ‘Games Legacy’.

Managing to get a whole sports hall of children we had only just met to come together as Young Leaders in an Opening Ceremony which successfully ended in creating the Glasgow 2014 logo out of a sea of people in coloured T- shirts remains one of my highlights of the day.
 
Knowing that those Young Leaders were using our conference as inspiration to go out and deliver to so many more young children made us all understand the true meaning and power of a ‘Games Legacy’. 
 
For anybody who is considering becoming involved in Lead 2014 … Go for it! It’s normal to be slightly apprehensive at the thought of trying to contain 20 kids in a badminton square participating in your activities and sticking to time, but, through the excellent training days and constant fun aspects you have nothing to worry about. The day will fly by all too quickly with smiles all round at the Closing Ceremony.

Karen MacKellar, Lead 2014 participant

 

What is Lead 2014?

An exciting programme of annual regional conferences where university students deliver workshops to secondary school pupils to enable them to plan, organise and manage a Games-themed sports festival for their local primary school.

Lead 2014 website