Active Fusion is soon to celebrate its first year as a charity and will be showcasing the work they have done to get young people in Doncaster and South Yorkshire active at their annual conference.
Individuals and organisations in the educational, health and sporting sectors are invited to find out more about the work of Active Fusion at their Head Heart Hands Primary Physical Education Conference on Friday, March 1, which includes an inspirational talk from former Olympic and World gymnast Craig Heap.
Active Fusion is based in Doncaster and is on a mission to help every child develop a love for being active and form positive habits which will last a lifetime.
They have done this through providing coached sporting programs in schools, helping teachers to become more confident in the delivery Physical Education and much more.
Carolyn Buckley is the Headteacher of Travis St Lawrence Primary School in Hatfield, Doncaster and has been working with Active Fusion for five years.
She said: “We really value the continued support to develop opportunities for our children’s physical activity.
“We have loved getting involved with the many sporting competitions. We have taken teams to most events and find them all well organised with a great sense of competitive spirit. Although we don’t win every time, the children always come back having had a fab experience.
“We have been fortunate to have additional sessions in school to improve the quality of teaching and learning in P.E. Getting active in other subjects has really helped our children stay engaged and focussed for longer.
“The coaches are well organised, reliable and fantastic role models for our children. This year we have also appointed a sports apprentice with Active Fusion. Jasmine specialises in dance and has brought a renewed energy to P.E. sessions and break times.
“At Travis St Lawrence we believe not only are we preparing our children for the next stage of their education, but that we are also preparing them for a healthy and happy life, hand in hand with Active Fusion.”
Dan Wilson, Development Manager for Education and School Sport at the Yorkshire Sport Foundation attended last year's event.
He said: "I attended the conference last year and was impressed with the enthusiasm and insight of the speakers. Valuable insight was shared which enabled me to better understand the great work that is taking place in many schools in Rotherham.
"This year I’ll be sharing national and local insight into the current trends and behaviours of children and young people and their engagement in sport and physical activity. My session will enable delegates to learn about how to engage more pupils in physical activity and discuss and share their own success stories. "
To find out more about Active Fusion and to book on to their conference, go to www.activefusion.org.uk.
The conference takes place at the Keepmoat Stadium from 8.30am to 3.00pm.
Director of Active Fusion, Lindsy James, said: “The Active Fusion conference will support delegates to find the right solutions to help improve the lives of young peoples’ physical and mental health.
“Fewer than one in five young people get the recommended physical activity of 60 minutes per day. The conference will promote the life changing impact sport and physical activity can make.”