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The funding will be used to deliver a much needed activity clubs for students of local primary schools, whilst also signposting healthy lifestyle advice and resources to the most at risk students.
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Afterschool Activity Clubs: A free 1hour after school activity club will be offered to all of our students (5 days a week for 35 weeks); aiming for minimum of 18 children per session. Each club will be delivered by a qualified professional coach to ensure that sessions are inclusive of all students – we have a high proportion of students with special educational needs (40-60% dependant on year group). The activities delivered will be varied across the year and we will consult with students throughout to ensure we are offering appropriate and enjoyable sessions. The programme will look to address: increased obesity rates at all ages, increased inactivity, poor healthy lifestyle choices, access to extracurricular activities and increased community engagement. After school clubs have been attempted previously with limited success; evaluation of the clubs has identified cost as the major issue. The activity will be coupled with additional information around healthy lifestyle choice
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Some primary schools have been identified by Ealing healthy schools team as having a major issue around obesity. The schools' catchment area of reports 17% of children in reception are obese, this is nearly double that of the national average (9%) and significantly higher than other boroughs. Some of our Primary schools also sits in one of the most deprived areas of London, ranked the 4th highest ward on Indices of Multiple Deprivation. Around 50 % of our students come from single parent households not in employment. As a result cost has been identified as a major barrier for our children to access sports clubs after school or within the local community. Some primary has excellent relationships with the parents of our students and we have conducted a small survey to identify the best time for the family session and for the clubs. We received an extremely positive response for all clubs.
Steps to get it done:
The regular physical activity programme will be offered to all 2425 students, around a quarter of school students are obese. The after school sessions will target the most at risk (top 25% highest BMI) providing a quarter of the obese students (c.32 students) weekly activity sessions. When coupled with the afterschool activity club we are confident that every obese student will have access to free activity – a conservative estimate would be 132 students attending sessions with a throughput of 4,970 visits to 280hours new physical activity. The programme will directly work towards Public Health England and Brent’s ambition of reducing health inequalities. Through providing regular access to activity the programme will create an environment for long term behaviour change towards a healthier lifestyle and provide our students with a better chance to be healthy and happy through life. schools are trusted and safe environment for young families to access physical activities.
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How will the money be spent?Total £10,425
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