Schools

The young people we work with relish the interaction with positive adult role models and mentors, and always report value in learning more about team-working and youth leadership. We believe it’s important to be held to account by our stakeholders. This is why everyone at SportInspired strives for complete transparency in our service and why we always take every opportunity to improve what we do. See the table below to discover more detail on what our school and youth organisation stakeholders can expect from us:

Benefits you can expect Ways we try to measure these benefits
I. Helps improve participants’ attitude and relationship towards learning and participation Teachers/youth leaders report the Games have created a buzz and excitement that have had a positive influence on their working relationship with young people
II. Introduces young people to positive adult role models, rapid positive mentoring and invaluable team working experiences The participants report the Games have provided valuable insights and real life practice into the benefits of teamwork

The participants report they’ve enjoyed the mentoring provided by adult volunteers and young adult leaders
III. Youth leadership opportunities How many young people have engaged with leading the design, delivery and evaluation of the Community Games

Numbers of young people who feel they’ve benefited from their leadership opportunities – inspiring new aspirations, helping to build character, self respect and responsibility
IV. Help to break down barriers between young people and sports How many participants enjoyed the Games

How many participants did sports they haven’t done before

How many participants did sports they would like to do again, which they don’t currently do

How many participants are inspired to attend training sessions and join sports clubs
V. Help to break down barriers between able-bodied and less able-bodied people Proportion of disability sports at Games

Proportion of participants who take part in disability sports

Numbers of young people facilitated to reflect what they have learned from trying and observing others trying disability sport
VI. Help to break down barriers between adults and young people Proportion of adult volunteers/young adult leaders per participant

Proportion of young people mentored throughout the day by adult volunteers/young adult leaders

Opportunities provided for informal reflection so participants (adults and young people) are inspired to create new aspirations
VII. Help to break down barriers between different socio-economic groups Proportion of participants from lower socio-economic backgrounds or areas

Opportunities for young people to interact with positive adults role-models from city-based organisations
VIII. Help to break down barriers between young people living in different areas The proportion of young people from different postcode areas at the same Games
IX. Provides a framework for youth organisations to work with the other key community-building stakeholder groups, by enabling relationships: a. Between primary and secondary schools / colleges

Primary school staff, parents and student attitudes to secondary schools

Opportunities for primary and secondary schools to interact and share knowledge and ideas.

b. With private sector

Number of ‘positive role model’ volunteers from businesses interacting with participants

Opportunities for conversations regarding careers

Opportunities for work experience/day trips.

c. With public sector

Sharing of councils’ sport, youth and community development activities and strategies with schools/youth groups

Opportunities for conversations regarding careers

Opportunities for work experience/day trips.

d. With sports clubs

Data shared with schools/youth groups on which of their young people would like to play more of which sports

Info on clubs shared with youth organisations and teachers/youth workers supported to encourage their young people to attend next training/meet.

e. With third sector (charities, social enterprises, NGOs)

Sharing of third sector organisations’ youth and community development activities and strategies with schools

Opportunities for conversations regarding careers

Opportunities for work experience facilitating opportunities for local sports clubs to deliver in schools (e.g., satellite after school clubs, PE sessions)

Testimonials

  • We work with SportInspired because they know how to deliver for the community and for corporates.
    Nick Wright-Head Community Affairs, UBS
  • When I did 10 metres I felt great. I felt really happy when I did my 250. Everyone says “Well done” and “That’s great Lewis” and that makes me feel happy. It’s like an achievement of my life. It’s one of the best things I've ever done.
    Lewis Deller-Student at Valence Primary School
  • SportInspired’s Games aren’t just about having a fantastic day. It is great for business and delivers a foundation for promoting sports participation and accessing sport in the community, leaving a tangible and sustainable legacy we can all be proud of.
    Bob Thust-Marketing Director, Deloitte
  • You see the kids coming in and some of them are as quiet as anything, withdrawn, and they go out and they are maybe six inches taller than they were when they came in, you know, just on a complete high.
    Sky Volunteer
  • SportInspired’s approach has provided the Council with a platform that brings all key stakeholders together and helps us to align our projects and initiatives. In a recent Games programme, 92% of the 900 young people stated they were more likely to take up sport, had improved their team working skills, and had more confidence.
    Andy Knight-Group Manager for Community
  • I want to say how pleased me and my husband are about all the opportunities you have given my boy. He is really proud of himself and we are really proud of him as well.
    Mr. and Mrs. Williams-Barking and Dagenham Parents
  • Through working with SportInspired, I have gained many local contacts with schools, community clubs and local community. SportInspired has played a key role in helping to lay down a clear pathway to the community that will help further develop and inspire our children. Thames View Junior School has welcomed this with open arms, and so have many other schools in the Borough.
    Cameron Hall-PE Coordinator, Thames View Junior School
  • The games are great! It gives young people the opportunity to try a number of different sports and that is key. It has really raised the awareness of basketball in the community and has helped our school programmes grow from strength to strength.
    Barking & Dagenham Thunder Basketball Club
  • I had fun with my friends and it was the best day of my whole life!
    Stanley-Year 4 at Avonda
  • I deal with a lot of difficult customers on the phone, and whenever I get a difficult customer I just think of the day I was there and how happy the kids were.
    Sky Volunteer
  • Thanks for the amazing opportunity, the students loved it, and will remember it for a long time.
    Andrew Rogers-Teacher at Westminster City College
  • “SportInspired has become a key partner in the delivery of a lasting legacy of sports with our School Sports Partnership and its member schools. They clearly understand the needs of schools and young people when delivering their programmes, which are of the highest quality. We welcome any future involvement with the organisation and its employees, in helping to inspire a generation.”
    Craig Malkin-Sheffield School Sports Partnership

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