Sport and physical activity professional development
Future Active provides locally delivered professional development opportunities, to support schools and other organisations to improve their PE, sport and physical activity provision. By being delivered locally and in accordance with local need, the courses are appropriate, accessible and affordable. Our programme of courses is delivered in partnership with highly regarded CPD providers. As Future Active Ltd is a social enterprise, all the profits go back into the local development of PE, school sport and physical activity opportunities for young people. Courses can be accessed at a discounted rate through membership of one of the School Sport Networks in Leicestershire, or as stand-alone courses without a membership.
Championing active, successful futures for our young people
Future Active facilitates a range of physical activity opportunities for young people within our local schools and communities. This includes projects working with the least active young people, inspiring them to adopt healthy, active lifestyles. We also work to develop life-long skills of our young people using sport and physical activity – developing leadership skills, confidence, self esteem, teamwork and employability.
Our projects include
ENERGISE Clubs are for children ages 7-11 to encourage higher levels of participation in physical activity & support the development of healthy lifestyles. The activities take children on a FUN, interactive journey to improved physical and mental well-being and a healthy diet, with lots of FUN challenges along the way.
High quality session plans, resources and rewards are provided for staff and children, and deliverers are given training.
12 weekly Energise Club sessions take place, some involving parents. More than 200 clubs have been delivered since 2012!
Re-launched in 2017, Energise reflects national concern about levels of childhood obesity and low levels of children doing 60 minutes a day of physical activity. We support schools to tackle problems associated with inactivity and unhealthy lifestyle choices, which impacts on physical & mental health well-being. The project was developed alongside schools, Leicester City Public Health, Leicestershire Nutrition Diet Service and Local Authorities.
Energise resources & training are available to purchase. Click here to download the order form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org, post to Future Active Ltd, South Wigston High School, St Thomas Rd, South Wigston, Leics LE18 4TA, or call us on 0116 2774575
For further information on the resources and impact of the project click on the following links;
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Big Moves The BIG MOVES Developmental Movement Intervention Programme has been created to help the growing numbers of children in mainstream school, whose delayed physical development is a very real barrier to listening and concentration, learning success and appropriate behaviour.
The project is based on how the brain develops in early childhood and the foundation sensory and motor skills that every child needs to succeed in school and life. It targets children in Foundation Stage / Key Stage 1 with poorer movement skills over a series of weeks and measures a range of impacts on the children involved such as gross & fine motor skill development, self care, self confidence, social skills, concentration and listening.
Sporting Ambassadors Young people are trained in their role as a Sporting Ambassador – to “Inspire Their Own Generation” and encourage their peers to become involved in sports and physical activity. They focus on the values of Honesty, Teamwork, Respect, Self Belief, Passion and Determination. Each Ambassador creates an action plan with ideas of things to deliver for the coming year to inspire their fellow pupils to get involved in sport and physical activity.
Girls Active Lifestyles & WISPA – The Girls Active Lifestyles & WISPA projects target girls who don’t participate regularly in physical activity or engage with traditional sport, lack confidence or have low self esteem. Schools deliver a physical activity club with targeted girls for 6 – 12 weeks, and all girls come together for a day of fun fitness activities including i.e. cheerleading, hula hooping, yoga etc and an inspirational talk from a local sports person. Girls are encouraged to take part in regular physical activity outside of school. Linked to the #thisgirlcan campaign.