Physical Activity Leaders (PALs) is a leadership programme that develops student's abilities to lead and promote play, sport and physical activity opportunities for their peers. ​​​​​​​​​​

Objectives of PALs

  • Develop the leadership skills and confidence of senior students
  • Increased quantity and quality of play, physical activity and sporting experiences across the school

How PALs Works

  • Senior students (Years 5-8), are chosen by their school to attend a PALs workshop
  • Alongside teachers, these students (PALs) create a plan for how they will implement the programme
  • PALs start delivering the programme to their peers at school with the support of teachers
  • The programme is adapted based on the specific needs and experiences of each school 

Examples of PALs in Action

  • PALs responsible for lunchtime games and activities
  • PALs responsible for and involved in the planning of school community sport and recreation events
  • PALs taking class 'brain break' sessions with the juniors
  • PALs running activity events to promote what they do
  • PALs responsible for 'caught being active' and 'Fair Play' awards
  • PALs setting up weekly crazes such as skipping, elastics, and wheel days
  • PALs setting up teacher versus student challenges
  • PALs buddying up with junior students

Contact Us

For more information on opportunities to develop students as Physical Activity Leaders (PALs), please contact Joshua Sprott or Isaac Sutherland.