Free activity days give Wales’ school children a taste of leadership

A MULTI-award-winning education provider is giving primary school children across Wales the chance to enjoy a free day of challenges and activities as part of a new initiative.

MPCT Young Leaders – devised by Cardiff-based Motivation Preparation College for Training – is a specially designed programme for primary schools, to support the National Curriculum in Wales.

And its aim is to give the country’s school children the skills and resilience they need to become healthier in body and mind.

Schools across Wales have already signed up to the Young Leaders programme and MPCT is offering free taster days to give other primary schools the chance to find out more about the syllabus, which is delivered one day a week, in-school via a choice of programmes.

Its aim is to help schools meet Estyn’s requirements by teaching those in Years 4, 5 and 6 a range of invaluable life skills, from decision making and critical thinking, to teamwork, communication and leadership.

Created to be both fun and challenging the Young Leaders programmes also teach pupils the impact of food and nutrition on health and wellbeing and the skills to adopt healthy behaviours.

They are shown how to value the feelings, wishes, and rights of others, learn about honesty and the importance of strong moral principles and develop a strong work ethic and desire to succeed.

The programmes are implemented by MPCT’s highly trained instructors who hold a wealth of experience and qualifications in both the military and education sectors and are fully DBS vetted.

Pupils from T’yn Y Wern Primary School, at Caerphilly, recently took part in a taster day and teacher Lauren James said: “A wonderful session delivered by MPCT. It was lovely to see all children engaged in the activities.

“I think we sometimes underestimate the effect lockdown has had on children; a large part of their lives has been spent away from their peers. MPCT understand this and provided the children with the opportunity to collaboratively work together whilst developing their problem solving and leadership skills.”

For information on implementing MPCT Young Leaders into their curriculum or to book a free introductory activity day, schools can call 0300 102 1517, email: [email protected] or visit


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