This programme is transforming the lives of secondary school pupils to tackle and prevent the affects of mental health.
The Game Changerz currently work in schools with extended alterative provisions and (PRU’s) working with secondary school aged students, predominately aged 11-16. Most of our students come from homes hovering around the poverty line and are at risk of offending.
Because of this a lot of our students present behavioural issues e.g. anxiety, self-esteem, stress, low mood, anger, and social exclusion, but this is often a mask for bigger issues.
The intervention run by us, delivers an inspirational project that not only gives our students a ‘break’ but helps to raise their confidence and aspirations; build resilience, establish positive relationships and other important life skills. Through the power of sports and recreational activities we truly try to change lives.
Children learn in a new environment away from school where they can learn about resilience, perseverance and achievement was a great way for them to deal with the different risks and challenges they are faced with.
Activities such as go-karting, mountain biking, climbing and wide games were the most popular activities the students chose, alongside more traditional games such as football, rugby and basketball and other sports and activities.
Overall, our project aims to build relationships amongst these young people. A lot of them struggle to communicate with others on a normal basis and the different activities will help to build confidence in doing this as well as developing community skills, acting as a platform and catalyst for positive behaviour change e.g. we want our project to bring students out of social exclusion, empowering them to positively transform their lives.
Qualifications that we deliver in schools
NCFE Level 1/2 technical award in Health and Fitness