School Sport Organising Committees and Crews
Young people in your school can play a fundamental role in shaping and developing the School Games.
School Sport Organising Committees (secondary pupils) and School Sport Organising Crews (primary pupils) are groups of young people who join together to lead the planning and delivery of school sport clubs and Level 1 (intra) school competition programmes in their school.
They influence and shape the school sport offer for their classmates by deciding on the types of competitions to be held, their structure and where and when they take place. This helps make the School Games even more attractive and accessible for all young people.
What is a School Sport Organising Committee (SSOC)?
A diverse group of young people in a Secondary school that come together to support the organisation of the School Games in their school.
What is a School Sport Organising Crew (SSOCrew)?
A diverse group of young people in a Primary school that come together to support the organisation of the School Games in their school.
How to start an SSOC or SSOCrew?
All teachers in school can easily get a committee or crew started. We will are also able to help train the committee to ensure everyone understands exactly what they are doing and has the support they need.
What do the committees and crews do?
As well as helping to organise and promote the School Games SSOC and SSOCrews need to ensure that the School Games meets the needs of the young people in their school.
To help committees and crews do this they can:
- Report back at the end of the year what improvements have been or are going to be made.
- Work with teachers to improve school sport and the School Games.
- Organise a survey to find out what young people think of sport in their school.
- Put up a School Games notice board.
- Promote the School Games values around school.
- Help set up and run Level 1 events in school.
Plus much more.
As well as improving the School Games these tasks will also help to develop important life and employability skills for the students involved.
To see an example of a very successful SSOC from Cherry Grove Primary School, please follow the link below: