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Successful pilot project helps to get kids more active

PLACES for People Leisure has successfully partnered with children’s activity provider Fit For Sport to help the company deliver its Engage To Compete children’s activity programme by offering access to its West Bromwich Leisure Centre site.
Engage To Compete aims to boost levels of physical activity and competition among young children and 5477 children in 22 Sandwell primary schools took part in the successful pilot project.
The programme operates within schools to maximise playground activity time. Key to its success is wider support within the community by engaging with local families alongside parents of the participating schools to encourage a broader awareness of the importance of activity and access to facilities to enable youngsters and their families to be more active.
Places for People Leisure junior activities manager Glen Staite-Loveridge said: “We have been delighted with the success of the Engage to Compete project with Fit for Sport so far during our pilot run.
“It’s captured the imaginations of our younger audience and it’s been fantastic to see parents and siblings coming together.
“The design of the programme complements our ethos as a social enterprise perfectly as we aim to encourage awareness for the need of physical exercise and activity across all ages within the local communities we serve.”

Go backPosted on 25th August 2015