Leadership Award: Rebekah's story

Posted on 26/05/2021 in Rhythmic

Leadership Award: Rebekah's story

Rebekah has completed the Scottish Gymnastics leadership award with other young members of Enigma Gymnastics Club in Buckhaven, Fife. She explains how this will help her in the gym and in her voluntary work with children with special needs.

I decided to take part in the Leadership Award because I have a love of taking part in different sports and it’s those who lead these sports who have inspired me to want to lead, seeing what it is like, and helping others so they can have an enjoyable experience of taking part in sport like I have. 

By taking part in the course, I learned how to work as part of a team, the skills/qualities needed by a leader and the many different roles leaders can have in a club.  

One of the biggest things I learnt from the course was how to be more confident when speaking to others. I’m looking forward to putting my newfound confidence into practice when I am delivering as part of the young leader role I have in classes. When working with young children I know I need to be able to “speak up” to help them.

This award will help me with my future, not only in the gym club but also with the multi-sport classes for children with additional support needs that I help at as well.  In fact, leadership is part of my everyday life. I never really noticed this before I did the course. 

Most of the course was delivered virtually using zoom. I thought the format worked well and each session was planned well too.  

For anyone thinking about taking part in the course I would say “Go for it, it will be worth it. You learn so much and gain so confidence in yourself.”

Young leader

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