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SMARTER HEART ADVENTURES
The Smarter Heart project consists of four sessions for children aged 5-7 years old delivered in a classroom setting through animated books detailing adventures in which LCT mascot Kit will meet Mr Smarter Heart who will take Kit on 5 different heart health adventures through the lifetime of the course. The two characters will investigate different areas of heart health through each story and then through fun interactive activities.
FIT (FUN INFANT TAG)
The popular F.I.T programme is delivered throughout local primary schools to those aged between 5-7 years old; it uses core skills to help establish and improve childrens fundamental skills of movement, sensory perception and balance. Pupils enjoy learning through a variety of fun, structured games which also help them understand the importance of teamwork and fair play. This programme is a great introduction of sport to children at a young age.
SKY TRY PRIMARY RUGBY LEAGUE
Sky Try Primary Rugby League is delivered in clusters of primary schools in Leigh and the surrounding areas targeting 8-9 year olds (Key Stage 2). Each primary school receives 5 weeks consecutive coaching, followed by an assembly and/or after schools/stepping stones club. All Primary teachers in the Sky Try project are offered CPD; along with Community Clubs to help up-skill coaches at Primary Rugby League age groups.
PIT 2 PITCH HERITAGE PROGRAMME
Pit to Pitch aims to preserve and share first hand stories of the life and times of the town of Leigh's heritage using the rugby league club as a focal part of the local community over the past 100 years. The project is delivered in schools focusing on specific important eras to the club and town including 1940's (World War 2 era), 1970's (Challenge cup winners era) and today. The education programme compromises of different elements relating to the eras including cultural activities about the changing times of the Leigh area and the club focusing on industrial and societal changes. Finally there is a performing arts element that showcases what the children have learnt about the different eras in the form of filmed role plays. Participants also achieve an Explore Arts Award through various different arts activities and exploration tasks.
STAND UP WITH WESTO
The ‘Stand up with Westo’ project has been designed by the Trust and Leigh Centurions player Dayne Weston, Dayne is extremely pro-active in the community and wanted to use his position as a positive role model to help make a lasting impact on the community of Leigh. ‘Stand up with Westo’ will raise awareness of issues of identifying and overcoming bullying.
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM WW1
This is a World War One assembly programme for local Primary schools focusing on two different Leigh RLFC players that left Leigh to go to the Great War and what happened to them during the war. A story of the Leigh player Harry Ward has been written for Key Stage 1 children and a visual/audio story of Ernest Doorey, Leigh RLFC prop, has been written to deliver to Key stage 2 children. Through the programme young participants will understand what local soldiers went through for their country.
The New Skills aims to increase the employability of 14-19 year old young NEET residents through changing beneficiaries' attitudes towards learning, work and employment by providing an environment at the Leigh Sports Village that motivates them by delivering several different elements such as teamwork, communication, self control, anger management and positive life paths whilst using sport as an innovative vehicle to engagement.
The programme combines military and sports ethos’ to challenge the individuals to change. The programme is delivered by an ex- serviceman teaching them about the self-sacrifice demands on a soldier, instilling discipline, respect and values into young people. The second phase of the programme looks at how the individuals move onto the next step and carry out life choices by attending workshops and voluntary roles with their local community organisations including local schools, cadet centres, local small charities and the fire cadets. Participants also gain a Sports Leaders award.