Get Ahead Partnership has won a regional award for its innovative programme ‘Do Yourself Proud’ at an annual Regional School Games Organiser (SGO) Conference for the North East, Yorkshire and East Midlands, held last week in York.

The award recognises SGOs or groups of SGOs who approach their work innovatively to find effective solutions to provide every young person with the opportunity to engage in the School Games and Get Ahead’s Do Yourself Proud programme has done just that!

The Do Yourself Proud programme is a new initiative from Get Ahead Partnership and is a great way for children who may feel self-conscious, to have a positive, alternative experience of sport enabling them to have a fun and enjoyable experience whilst representing their school.

Since its launch in September last year, the programme has included events such as a Get Glowing event, a neon, glow in the dark physical activity session with UV lights and a Colour Run at which over 400 pupils ran a mile for Sport Relief.

Liz Notman, Partnership Development Manager for Get Ahead Partnership and responsible for School Sport in North Lincolnshire said “This is a fantastic achievement for the service and shows our commitment to ensuring every young person in our region has the opportunity to partake in a wide range of innovative, creative and enjoyable physical activity sessions.”

“We have received a fantastic response to the programme from school staff, parents and pupils” continued Liz. “It has engaged children who would not normally take part in school sport activities and given them the confidence and courage to try something new whilst making unforgettable memories.”

Get Ahead Partnership, hosted by Baysgarth School, works closely with primary, secondary and special schools in order to develop opportunities in PE and Sport for all young people in the North Lincolnshire area. Their Do Yourself Proud programme targets those children who may not have had a previous opportunity in representing their school in sporting activities and aims to give them the confidence, motivation and encouragement to lead active lives and to promote emotional wellbeing.

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Thu May 3rd at 12:00 PM