Chance to Play
The level of self-esteem is a key to psychological well being, participation in sports leads to greater sense of achievement and empowerment. Physical activities enable girls to develop a sense of ownership of their bodies rather than regarding them as sexual objects. Increasing the number of girls’ participating in sports and exercise opens up opportunities for them to which in turn benefits the communities they are in volved with.
THE BENEFIT FOR THE GIRLS AND SCHOOL
London Youth Games
Badu sports have run the following sports for an Inner London Borough:
The Balfour Beatty London Youth Games is Europe’s largest youth sports festival. It is now a season of events taking place over 9 months including both School and Community Competitions across 30 different sports. The competitions are part of the national School Games Programme. School Competitions are organised locally by School Games Organisers, with the London finals hosted by LYG. Open competitions enable the most talented young people in each London borough to compete to become champions of London. Teams are organised by the sports development team in your local authority and BADU Sports is a facilitator of this in an Inner London Borough.
“Personal Best” is Hackney’s established sport and healthy lifestyles programme aimed at 9-11year-olds. Badu sports as been supporting this initiative in the London Borough of Hackney for over six years, inspiring young people across the borough to achieve their personal best inOlympic and Paralympic sports.
Personal Best is fully inclusive, as the children compete against themselves to achieve their own personal bests in a range of sports: long jump, triple jump, shot put, speed run , javelin, speed bounce and the Paralympic sport of boccia.
Our Specialist coaches provide training in technique and record progress. Badu sports coaches have helped to deliver this programme in over 48 schools; encouraging and motivating pupils tobemore confident and try out new sports .
All pupils receive a Personal Best workbook which includes healthy messages, a personal lifestyle diary, information about Olympic and Paralympic Games, and a record of their own Personal Best performances.
Badu sports coaches help the children to understand that with practice there will always beanimprovement . The children understand and identify their developments from the second lesson onwards with the encouragementof our coaches .
This is a great programme for boosting pupils self- confidence and enjoyment of new sports and supports children in understanding the importance of setting goals and the hard work that goes into meeting them.