We want to channel Lewisham's creativity to develop new ideas for the Boroughs community spaces
I would ask for funding to give a game set to as many families as possible.
The Aim of this game set is to get this generation of children and their families participating in physical Activity as the norm from a young age and entertaining whilst educating. Taking inspiration from the Olympic games, setting their own progressive boundaries and taking their skills to the next level by joining a club.
The set comprises of
five rings 1 stem and a base in primary colours, safe durable and portable.
What can you do with your 'O's?
The stem can be a baton for passing , throwing. The stem and base a target for throwing the 'o's or a sword for sparring or catching a flying O.
juggle spin throw dance jump, score how far how many how fast.
In teams, pairs, groups or on your own. Made from polyethylene non toxic foam, safe for all abilities age 3+ I give suggestions of games in areas of sport and creative skills and offer notes to parents and carers.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
I have been saddened that after 2012 we did not see a big uptake in sport.
I started my game as a result of this as I am passionate to help in getting a change of attitude for this generation. I contributed to Tracey Crouch's research into ways forward for engendering better uptake in sport. I was pleased to note her findings were about starting younger for children as research has shown and I targeted my game set at that age group.
I am also glad that my approach to getting children into sport is resource based by helping the children develop their coordination, agility and motor skills in fun ways before focusing on the formalities of the sport. A Judy Murray method also!
I chose the materials for the game set with care so as aid easier skill acquisition, the foam being safe to use and nor would it travel too far. I juggled with the fact that it is easier than being defeated too young by unrealistic expectations. The fun factor and autonomy will enhance wellbeing
Steps to get it done:
Name of my negotiator
Nigel R Merritt and Associates Ltd-1014 Houston Centre
63, Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
About the space