Change 4 Life Champions promote healthy and active lifestyle

Over 65 Key Stage 2 children from 18 schools across Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire and Bolsover took part in today’s Change 4 Life Champions Conference.

It was the second of our two Change 4 Life Conferences this academic year and was held in collaboration with the Bolsover and North East Derbyshire School Sport Partnerships.

The event began with an introduction from Change 4 Life Athlete Mentor and former Team GB Volleyball captain, Ben Pipes.  Continue reading

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British Blind Sport launches new educational resource

British Blind Sport, the National Disability Sport Organisation committed to enhancing and improving sport and physical activity for people living with sight loss, has announced the publication of its fifth Educational Resource. British Blind Sport (BBS) supports and provides people with a visual impairment (VI) with the opportunity to participate in sport.  Continue reading

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Dates for the diary! Active Travel deadlines and activity weeks

Active Travel is increasing in popularity in Chesterfield, as a number of schemes continue to be rolled out to to both primary and secondary schools. All primary and infant schools are offered Bikeability training, a scheme delivered by local cycle experts, Wheely Fun Wheels.  We also piloted the national Modeshift STARS at Westfield Infants and Brockwell Junior Schools. This scheme encourages schools to introduce programmes and initiatives to increase the number of staff and pupils who walk, cycle or scoot to school on a regular basis. Later this year we are also looking to introduce a Safer and Active Travel Ambassador Conference. Continue reading

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IMAS Mixed Ability Survey

The International Mixed Sports (IMAS) would like to hear from you! They would like information on bringing together disabled and non-disabled participants in traditional sports and physical activities. Their survey can be completed by anyone, disabled or non-disabled, current participant or someone who is inactive.

The Mixed Ability model they use encourages social inclusion by mixing “able-bodied” volunteers, coaches or tutors who act as facilitators or helpers to guide players on the pitch. The model differs from the Paralympic structure, as it starts from the assumption that anyone, at some point in life, can experience a form of disability.

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