Primary Change4Life Clubs
Another focus within the School Games is the importance of engaging the least active students in school as well as the those who thrive on competition and team sport. Over the last 3 years many schools across Wirral have received a large yellow bag full of equipment and resources to facilitate Change4Life Clubs within schools. This year Change4Life Clubs do not have to run specifically related to these yellow bags. Schools now have the ability to use some of their PE Premium funding to provide new and exciting opportunities to engage their least active.
This term the SGO team have developed 'Challenge Club' based around the challenge cards from the Your School Games Website. With a keen focus on Sportshall Athletics this term we have chosen the Athletics Challenge cards as the first 'Challenge Club' focus. The club is aimed to encourage students to become more active and competitive against themselves. This term we will be hosting our first Change4Life Festival at The Birkenhead Park School on Tuesday 8th December 2015. Littlefoot a local outwards bound company will also be supporting the event with new and exciting activities that will challenge and engage students.
Secondary Change4Life Clubs
Change4Life is also a focus within secondary schools. Clubs such as Badminton, Boccia, Fencing, Volleyball, Table Tennis, Wheelchair Basketball and Handball are all classed as Change4Life Clubs by the Department of Health. Many schools are already running these clubs as part of their extra-curricular offer.
Engaging the least active is extremely important, Sainsbury's Active Kids have launched a Paralympic Challenge. By signing up to the Paralympic Challenge initiative Schools will receive free equipment and take part in a nation wide challenge. A trip to the Rio 2016 Paralympics is also up for grabs.