During the past two months a Sport England initiative called Sportivate EveryKid Active, aimed at young adults aged 14-25 years old, has been taking place in the Stratford area. Students of Shipston High School, Southam College and Stratford Grammar School for Girls, have been involved in this project which aims to get the participants active on a more regular basis.
The project has involved group cycling, girls circuit training, Zumba and gym based activities to help alleviate the stress of exams or simply to inspire them to be more active. As part of the project Sport England have provided a local GB athlete, Sara McGreavy from Leamington Spa, to help motivate the students and inspire the girls on to achieve more.
(Tom Cooper (Southam College), Sara McGreaveey and Steve Cullen (Fitness Motivator))
"It is great that young adults are taking part in this excellent programme. I hope that I have passed down my experience and that I have been a positive example for them. It is possible to do sport - you just need the right balance and everything done in moderation."
Tom Cooper from Southam College, has been heavily involved in the success of the project at Southam Leisure Centre. He said, "The Sportivate scheme is a great way of keeping young people active in an engaging and fun way. The girls have really enjoyed the sessions and are enthusiastic about taking part each week."
(Girls from Southam College)
The girls have had a positive experience as well. "I feel so much more motivated to do sport now." "Its just great and good fun." "I love spending time with my friends in the gym."
(Girls from Shipston High School)
To find out more about the Sportivate programme visit http://www.cswsport.org.uk/Sportivate
To find out more about Shipston Leisure Centre please click here http://www.everyoneactive.com/tabid/630/Default.aspx
To find out more about Southam Leisure Centre please click here http://www.everyoneactive.com/tabid/661/default.aspx
To find out more about Stratford Leisure Centre please click here http://www.everyoneactive.com/tabid/659/default.aspx