0 TO 4 YEAR OLD PROGRAMME – JIMMY BEAR & FRIENDS
Jimmy Bear Community Sessions
Jimmy Bear Community Sessions take place in various Leisure Centres, Community buildings, Libraries and Playgroup / Childcare settings. The program works in line with the Sport Wales “Physical Literacy” Framework. Physical Literacy is necessary to a child’s development just as learning the alphabet is necessary to reading. The development of fundamental movement skills and fundamental sport skills is important if children are to feel good about physical activity both in their PE sessions at school and sport throughout their lives. Its aims are to encourage children to be confident in their ability and to help them find a love for sport and a healthy active lifestyle.
The Programme aims:
- To provide a safe environment
- To have FUN through sport
- To encourage children to use their imagination
- To participate at a level that is suitable for each individual’s child’s development
- To constantly encourage and praise
- To provide a variety of challenging activities
- To enable a child to achieve physical literacy goals set out by Sport Wales for under 7s
- The right of opportunity in sports regardless of size, ability, race or gender
YOUTH & DISABILITY WELLBEING PROGRAMME
YDW is a referral on initiative wellbeing programme to support early intervention for young people who suffer from mild psychological or physical difficulties, who are not currently active and would like to improve health and wellbeing through sport and physical activity. Referrals will be linked with provision that is appropriate, supportive and will allow for continued participation and progression beyond the referral period.
- All referrals will be screened by health professionals for their suitability to take part in Youth and Disability Wellbeing Programme.
- All referrals are designated a support worker and an assessment is made as to the level of support which is needed with a particular family and/or individual.
- Funded sessions – however this will differ based on identified needs at assessment stage and dependent on the activity
- Ongoing support and information for those eligible or not.
DRAGON SPORT PROGRAMME
Dragon Sport is a national programme aimed at children in the primary school phase aged 7-11 years. The ethos of the programme is for young people to develop physical literacy skills that are applicable to and transferable across a range of different sports.
To support this, we at Sport Flintshire deliver fun, safe and inclusive coaching sessions, festivals and events to support the aim of getting every primary aged child in Flintshire ‘hooked on sport’.
Here is a taster of some of the sports we deliver:
- Wheeled Sports
As part of Dragon Sport programme we also deliver The PlayMaker Award. This award offers a great introduction into leadership for pupils or students aged nine and over and is designed for use in variety of education settings. This is a one day course and focuses on developing learner’s leadership skills.
Dragon Sport also delivery community holiday clubs during the Summer holidays for ages 4-7 and 7-13 at various sites across the county.
PLAY LEADERS AWARD
Play Leaders Award is the new half day course, which is aimed at developing playground leaders in Years 5/6, which includes modules on leadership skills, playground games, health and inclusion.
The Daily Mile is a social physical activity, with children running or jogging – at their own pace in the fresh air with friends, the aim is to complete within 15 minutes using school grounds. The purpose of the programme is to improve the physical, emotional and social health and wellbeing of your children – regardless of their age or personal circumstances.
The PPA package will focus specifically on supporting the delivery of PE and school sport and will link directly to the national curriculum.
What Do We Do? We deliver a range of quality services from school PPA cover and extra-curricular sessions (including breakfast, lunch time and after-school clubs) as well as bespoke programmes such as health days, sports days, holiday clubs, school fayres and numeracy, literacy and ICT projects. We can also provide CPD training to teaching staff relating to PE and school sport.
What Sports/Activities Do We Offer? We deliver a whole range of sports and physical activities designed to engage all learners to improve their health, fitness and wellbeing. These include the 8 Dragon Sports of athletics, cricket, football, golf, hockey, netball, rugby and tennis as well as dodgeball, basketball, handball, rounders, badminton and gymnastics.
5×60 SCHOOL & COMMUNITY PROGRAMME
The 5×60 school and community programme aims to increase the number of secondary age pupils (11-16) taking part in sport or physical activity for 60 minutes, at least 5 times a week.
This Sport Wales scheme increases opportunities for extra-curricular sport and physical activity sessions available to 11—16 year olds through the delivery of breakfast, lunchtime, after-school and community engagement sessions.
The 5×60 scheme is delivered in all 12 Flintshire secondary schools and is managed by local authority 5×60 officers. They work with local stakeholders to create opportunities that meet the needs and choices of pupils that complement existing sport and physical education (PE) provision in schools.
A key principle is that the pupils choose the activities themselves.
- Competitive Sport
- Informal Activities
- Coached Activities
- Outdoor Activities
- Community Sport
5×60 also gives young people opportunities to lead activities in their own schools through our sports leadership programme.
THE DISABILITY SPORT WALES NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
The Disability Sport Wales National Development Programme is a joint initiative between Sports Wales, Disability Sport Wales and the 22 local authorities across Wales.
The scheme in Flintshire is aimed at developing quality community based sporting and recreational opportunities for disabled people throughout the County.
Our aim is to:
- Help create new clubs and opportunities and give professional advice and support to improve existing clubs
- Increase the number of disabled people who actively participate in sports clubs, groups and sessions
- Improve the quality and number of coaches and volunteers within disability sport through coach education and other systems
- Provide opportunities for anyone to take part in sport or physical activity at a level appropriate to them and their ability.
KIDZ FIT PROGRAMME
Kidz Fit is an action-packed multi-sport and fitness programme which helps children and young people aged 4 to 11 to make healthy lifestyle choices.
Our varied programme opens up a massive range of sports which will tackle:
- New skills that are transferable across other sports
- Play games
- Take part in physical activity which educates them about
- Basic nutritional information
- Facts about food groups
- Encourages them to maintain a healthy lifestyle
Using a structured programme of activities, relevant to the child’s age and ability, we provide a safe and caring environment where they can have fun.
HOLIDAY CAMPS – DRAGON SPORT & PARK LIVES
There are currently 2 main Holiday Camps delivered by the Sports Development Team across Flintshire, they are Dragon Sport Camps and Park Lives.
Dragon Sport Camps offers a range of different activities aimed at 4-6 and 7-11 years old for 2 hours per session and are based at: Higher Kinnerton, Parkfields, Treuddyn and Northop.
Parklives is a new holiday camp that gives individuals and families of all ages the opportunity to take part in 1 hour sessions across Wepre, Saltney, Mold, Treuddyn and Greenfield.
These sessions are based in local Parks and the programme was developed to use Parks as a place to socialise, get active and, most importantly have fun.
COMMUNITY SPORTS HUB
Community Sports Hub is a programme to tackle anti-social behaviour within local communities in partnership with Street Games, the Police and Fire Services.
The sessions are 1 hour long and offer a variety of activity for children ages 12 years old and over, the majority of the sessions are currently football dominated.
There are currently 5 sessions running which are led by the School and Community Sport Coordinators across Flint, Hope, Deeside, Holywell and Hawarden.