Change 4 Life

Change 4 Life

Change4Life Sports Clubs are a new type of extracurricular sports club, designed to increase physical activity levels for children.

  • Using multi-sport themes (primary
  • Using the inspiration of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
  • Responding to what children want.
  • Establishing a habit of regular participation.
  • Developing a real sense of belonging.
  • Changing behaviours relating to key health outcomes (including healthy eating, physical activity and emotional health).

The clubs strive to create an exciting and inspirational environment for children to engage in school sport. Over time the clubs will ensure that they take part in lifelong sport and physical activity.

What sports are involved?

Currently there are five themes that take their influence from a range of sports:

  • Adventure: canoeing, cycling, orienteering, rowing, sailing
  • Combat: boxing, fencing, judo, taekwondo, wrestling
  • Creative: cheerleading, diving, gymnastics, jump rope, swimming
  • Flight: cricket, handball, rounders, softball, ultimate frisbee, volleyball
  • Target: archery, boccia, bowls, goalball, golf, fencing

Benefits to the school

Change4Life Sports Clubs are proving to have a significant impact on many whole school priorities such as behaviour, attendance and attainment. They also provide schools with a vehicle for developing a sense of belonging, confidence and competence in young people.