Our National Lottery Funded Sport England project is for schools to support 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 so please contact us if you are interested in finding out more.

 

What does the project involve?

Comprehensive training for staff and parent volunteers (Family Activity Champions). The training focuses on facilitating families to commit to becoming more active together in addition to supporting the development of a whole school approach to engaging parents in their child’s physical and mental health, 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.

 

This project is proving successful at:

Improving the health and wellbeing of families

Improving children’s fitness levels and their readiness to learn

Developing the skills of parent volunteers to support other families and the school

Increasing parental engagement and supporting schools’ community cohesion

Developing a longer-term sustainable model to enable families to get more active together in a fun and accessible way

Enabling families to develop positive networks and reduce isolation.

 

Sport England criteria mean that this project is aimed primarily at families from low socioeconomic groups. We still have fully funded places available, please contact us if you are interested in getting involved.

If you’re part of the project and are looking for information, please contact helen@penetwork.co.uk

If you’re part of the project and are looking for information, please contact helen@penetwork.co.uk

If you’re part of the project and are looking for information, please contact helen@penetwork.co.uk

If you’re part of the project and are looking for information, please contact helen@penetwork.co.uk