A National Lottery Funded Sport England project supporting families from all backgrounds to get active. We are looking for schools and organisations to take part in this over the next couple of years. Please contact us if you are interested.
What does the project involve?
Training for staff and three parent volunteers to become Family Activity Champions. This will enable them to facilitate groups of families to commit to becoming more active together, through:
A series of fun activity sessions for families of all abilities;
A free equipment pack for families to take home and use together;
A series of home activity sheets, where families are given activities or challenges to do together at home to try and increase their regular daily activity levels;
Prizes and certificates to recognise families’ achievements.
We hope this project will:
Improve the health and wellbeing of families
Improve children’s fitness levels and their readiness to learn
Develop the skills of parent volunteers to support other families and the school
Increase parental engagement and support schools’ community cohesion
Develop a longer term sustainable model to enable families to get more active together in a fun and accessible way
Enable families to develop positive networks and reduce isolation.
Sport England criteria means that this project is aimed primarily at families from low socio-economic groups. Please contact us if you are interested in getting involved.