We are extremely proud to share with you that four Sport Birmingham projects to date have been endorsed by United by Birmingham 2022. Here's a bit of information about the projects:
Daily Mile Commonwealth Challenge
The Daily Mile Commonwealth Challenge is an operational project comprising two connecting initiatives which inspire and enable primary school children to participate in regular running, jogging or walking.
The two initiatives – The Commonwealth Challenge Map and The Commonwealth Challenge Home Resource – provide motivation, and/or a solution, to two different beneficiary groups; both of whom are enablers to a child's health and wellbeing.
Pathway to Podium
Pathway to Podium is an initiative to recognise and celebrate the commitment of Birmingham schools to PE, school sport and physical activity as part of a more enriched curriculum. The programme has been developed by a range of partners including Sport Birmingham, a group of Head Teachers and senior leaders from Birmingham schools, School Games Organisers in the city and has the support of national partners including Association for PE and Youth Sport Trust.
The initiative will be available from September for all schools across Birmingham and is designed to use the 2022 Commonwealth Games as a tool to increase the opportunities for young people to be active for a minimum of 60 minutes every day (in line with the Chief Medical Officer guidelines). Through the initiative, schools self-assess themselves against a set of criteria that combine to form the pillars of an active school. These criteria fall under the themes of PROFILE, PEOPLE, PLACES, PARTICIPATION and PERFORMANCE.
Birmingham Inclusive Sports Fest
Sport Birmingham and members of the Birmingham Disability Sports Forum created BISF to bring families and carers together to celebrate equal opportunity and social action in an inspiring community space. BISF has run since 2013 and is organised and delivered by people with disabilities to raise awareness of inclusive sport, health and wellbeing activities, and to encourage those who would benefit most to try something new.
Mental Health through Sport Symposium
The Mental Health through Sport Symposium is an annual event delivered in partnership with Newman University, West Midlands Combined Authority and Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust. The collaboration brings together some of the leaders in mental health and sport who are committed to co-creating and co-delivering opportunities to increase the use of sport and physical activity as a means of:
- Preventing poor mental health
- Helping restore and maintain good mental health
- Reducing the stigma around mental health
The symposium offers a platform to share practice and expand thinking in order to build upon national and local movements towards a preventative health agenda, including the topic of social prescribing and examining the increasingly important role of the third sector in supporting individuals experiencing mental health problems. The event is free and open to those who have an interest in making a difference in people's mental wellbeing through sport; who want to share practice, experiences, learn from others and actively contribute to working together for the benefit of others in the region.
To find out more about some of the other projects in the United by Birmingham 2022 community programme, click here.
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