We supported 8 young people from the Humber to attend this event and experience the Commonwealth Games first hand.
Hull and North Lincolnshire
In the 2021-2022 academic year Active Humber were awarded £32,500 from the Commonwealth Games Legacy Funding to provide additional support to our School Games work to work with those young people facing the greatest inequalities to be active.
Working in partnership with the School Sports Partnerships across the Humber we developed a Humber plan to widen the scope of the School Games programme concentrating on providing a more diverse and sustainable School Games programme.
As a result of the funding we delivered the following:
• Training for school staff and an event aimed at young people with multiple physical and learning disabilities to participate in a Motor Activity Training Programme. Over 20 individuals received the training and an event for over 50 young people was held.
• In the Summer the national charity StreetGames held a Commonwealth Games festival which enabled young people aged 16+ to attend a day of the Commonwealth Games, experiencing live events and then a day at the StreetGames festival taking part in different fun activities. We supported 8 young people from the Humber to attend this event and experience the Commonwealth Games first hand.
• In both Hull and North Lincolnshire we worked with local organisations to provide young refugees and asylum seekers opportunities to access community based sports and physical activity sessions. In Hull, this was run in partnership with the Tigers Trust and linked to young refugees and asylum seekers at a city centre hotel and running activities through the summer at a local park, with the aim of continuing the sessions through their FA Kicks programme. In North Lincs we worked with a local refugee and asylum seeking charity to identify community sessions young people could link into, these included swimming, dance and gymnastics.
• Working with a local teacher and qualified Yoga instructor we offered secondary schools the opportunity to access training using yoga to support mental wellbeing of students. 3 schools have so far undertaken this training and 1:1 support is currently being offered to these schools to develop their sessions.
• The funding also allowed us to extend our Level 2 and Level 3 School Games offer to different students across the schools network, as well as promote the Commonwealth and the different countries across the schools network.