What is Change 4 Life?
Change 4 Life Sports Clubs is an exciting programme that aims to harness the inspiration of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to engage the less active primary and secondary aged school children in physical activity and school sport.
Change 4 Life Sports Clubs take the principles and specific skills from a range of Olympic and Paralympic sports and place them in a fun, vibrant and exciting activity club giving young people the confidence and competence to take part in lifelong physical activity.
Schools can help engage less-active children in physical activity and school sport by setting up a Change 4 Life Sports Club in their area.
Primary clubs capture the essence of the sport without directly delivering sport-specific content, and were originally grouped under five multi-sport themes: Adventure, Creative, Combat, Flight and Target.
Many clubs have been called something different to ‘Change 4 Life Club’ to give schools and pupils greater ownership of the club. Locally our clubs are called “Energize Clubs” to represent the need to get Physically Activity and develop energy levels.
Schools which have such clubs either originally set up as a Change 4 Life Club, or that operate within the same ethos and principles of Change 4 Life Clubs can still do so. Now Change 4 Life Clubs can be any sports club at a school which is aimed at the “non-sporty” child.
Change 4 Life Champions Training
A Change 4 Life Champions Training day will be delivered for children from years 4 & 8 who are selected by their school to be Change 4 Life Champions. They will learn all about healthy lifestyles, healthy eating and being active. They will be tasked with helping with or helping to set up a Change 4 Life Club in their school and sharing the messages they learnt from the training on healthy lifestyles, healthy eating and being active.
Change 4 Life Mentors will also be trained to help support the Champions within their school.
To find out more information about Change4Life sports clubs click the link below:
If your school would like help in setting up a club for ‘non sporty’ children or would like help in sustaining your club, then please do contact your School Games Organiser.