SCHOOL
LINKS


We have established school links with several primary and secondary schools setting up breakfast clubs, curriculum time and after school sessions. Through these partnerships we have been able to work with a large number of young people.

There are documented benefits to pupils who have access to sport links in school:
  • Improved opportunities to access sport in their local community
  • Move confidently between school and club opportunity to develop coaching and leadership skills
  • Exposure to a more diverse range of sporting programmes
  • Having their talents and interests nurtured outside of school

"A positive experience of sport and physical activity at a young age can contribute to a lifetime of participation… We need to ensure the sport and physical activity "offer" is right for children and young people. This is particularly true for under-represented groups, such as girls and disabled children, where drop-out rates in childhood are high.”

- Sporting Future: A New Strategy for an Active Nation.
33%

the number of children in Year 6 were measured as obese or overweight, 2016.
 

The tennis sessions are a wonderful opportunity for students who come from an inner urban background, to experience a sport, that most, have never encountered by professionally trained coaches. We feel extremely lucky to have had Tennis For All provide coaching for our Year 5 students these past 3 years.

Kellan Steck-Refoy, Teacher | Woodberry Down 2018

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