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Coaching Year 2 School Cricket was a fulfilling experience that provided me with an excellent opportunity for personal development in various ways. The experience involved many different challenges that helped me grow and develop important personal qualities such as strength, commitment, perseverance, and initiative.

Being involved in Service Learning at St Peter’s College is a wonderful opportunity for personal growth and development. Through service, students have the chance to give back to the community while also learning important skills that can benefit you in many areas of life. First and foremost, service provides a chance to develop empathy and compassion for others which I gained through my efforts of coaching School Cricket which required a high level of commitment and perseverance. Coaching young students can be a challenging task, especially when dealing with their different personalities, skill levels, and attention spans. However, I persevered through the challenges, staying committed to the task at hand and ensuring that each student received the attention and guidance they needed to improve. Through the experience, I learned the value of persistence, commitment, patience, and the ability to adapt to different situations which are essential qualities for success in any field.

Working with others to achieve a common goal requires effective communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills. These skills can be valuable in both personal and professional settings. Furthermore, Service Learning can help you develop leadership skills. By taking on responsibility and working to create positive change, you gain confidence in your abilities and develop important leadership qualities such as vision, determination, and creativity. It’s important to note that starting something new can be daunting and nerve-wracking, but with practise and perseverance, you can overcome your fears and gain confidence.

Coaching Year 2 Cricket was a fulfilling experience that provided me with a great opportunity for personal development. Through coaching, I was able to develop different skills and gain a new perspective on what an impact you can have on younger people. Coaching taught me valuable lessons that I can apply in other areas of my life and overall, was a great experience that helped me grow and develop as an individual. I would highly recommend coaching to anyone who is looking to improve their personal qualities and make a positive impact on the lives of young students at SPSC.

Haydn (Year 11)