Welcome

Welcome to Sport Works’ monthly newsletter, letting you know what’s been happening in our training programmes across the North East.

What’s on?

Pre-NEET/NEET

In January we embarked on a project with the Prosper Learning Trust (Tyne and Wear), where we are utilising our ESF Pre-NEET funding in order to support Year 10 and 11 students across 2 of their sites, Mary Astell Academy and Newcastle Bridges School. Some of the students here can be hard to reach and are quite disengaged. Our highly skilled coaches are offering additional support within the schools to help learners re-engage and achieve the best possible results they can during what can be quite a busy, stressful year for these students.

Short Breaks

Our Short Breaks half term activities will be running during week commencing 18th February in Redcar and Cleveland and County Durham. The fun and engaging sessions designed for young people with additional needs will be running from the following locations:

Tuesday 19th February – Eston Leisure Centre – 10am – 3pm
Wednesday 20th February – Consett Leisure Centre – 10am – 3pm
Wednesday 20th February – Spennymoor Leisure Centre – 10am – 3pm
Thursday 21st February – Eston Leisure Centre – 10am – 3pm
Friday 22nd February – Consett Leisure Centre – 10am – 3pm
Friday 22nd February – Spennymoor – 10am – 3pm

To book please contact ellie@sportworksltd.co.uk or 0191 5800120

Sport England

First venue for our Sport England project has been confirmed as Meadow Well Connected and weekly activity sessions will start from Monday 25th February 1.30-2.30pm and run throughout the year.

Second venue is Newcastle East End FC and sessions will be running every Wednesday 6.00-7.00pm starting 27th February.

We are hosting a ‘Family Fun Day’ on Monday 18th February at Murton Lodge, Benwell, running in partnership with Karbon Homes. This will become venue three as weekly sessions will follow.

Grant Funding

Two sessions are running each Tuesday at The Oaks Secondary School where we are working with 20 participants who all have complex learning or physical difficulties. They are increasing their participation to sport and exercise with weekly sessions focusing on strength, flexibility, endurance and balance.

Southlands School are receiving weekly sessions each Thursday working with their year 11 students. Activities range from teambuilding, kickboxing, climbing and wheel chair basketball. After four weeks we have engaged with 44 students.

For more information on what we do or to make an enquiry, please contact us on the details below or visit our website: www.sportworksltd.co.uk.

Enquiries can also be made via our Social Media platforms by following the links below.

GOOD NEWS STORY

Back in October 2017, Callan Robson enrolled onto our Nu Futures Study Programme. As part of this, Callan worked hard towards his English and Maths qualifications and a Nationally recognised Sport Leaders qualification, whilst also gaining some invaluable work experience.

Towards the beginning of the programme, Callan was quite timid and severely lacked confidence. He struggled to speak out loud or even work in the same room as others. Over the months Callan slowly gained confidence, he began to have a major input in classroom sessions and got to know his class-mates really well.

Upon successfully completion of his programme in July 2018, we worked closely with Callan over the Summer to ensure he remained engaged in Education and continued to develop his core skills and confidence. Callan has now achieved a huge milestone in his life and has enrolled onto a course with New College Durham where he hopes to gain more Nationally recognised qualifications which will enable him to pursue an Apprenticeship or perhaps even employment!

Callan’s progress since enrolling onto our Study Programme has been mind blowing and we really wish him all the success in the world with his studies! Well done Callan!

Website Launch!

Don’t forget to check out our brand new website at www.sportworksltd.co.uk. Here you will find information on what we offer, latest news, an introduction to our team, latest vacancies and more!

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