Activity Alliance supports Sure on its Breaking Limits Programme
Activity Alliance is proud to be supporting Sure’s Breaking Limits Programme through the promotion of the Breaking Limits Training series. The programme aims to equip those who work with young people with the skills to empower them with the confidence and opportunity to move more.
The Breaking Limits Programme celebrates sport’s power to drive social change and community development. Through using sport and physical activity the programme will equip young people with the confidence to overcome barriers and achieve more with their lives.
Sure’s digital training series is designed, produced and delivered by best-in-class sport for social change organisations. The training series aims to equip coaches and community leaders with the skills to empower young people with the confidence to overcome barriers and achieve more with their lives. Activity Alliance knows sport and activity plays an important role in our nation’s health and is excited to be a partner in the promotion of the Breaking Limits Training series.
Activity Alliance’s My Active Future report released in March 2020 highlights the activity gap between disabled and non-disabled children. Disabled children are less active than their peers, and experience more barriers. The benefits of sport and activity are well documented. As the leading voice for disabled people in sport and activity we know just how important being active, or simply moving more can be. It improves our physical and mental health and helps us to be more independent. These benefits are well documented for children too with sport and activity being closely linked to cognitive benefits and better grade attainment.
Through listening to and promoting young disabled people’s stories we know it has the power to transform lives too. But more needs to be done to ensure more young disabled people have more inclusive and accessible opportunities to move more and be active. This is important now more than ever, with the coronavirus pandemic having widened inequalities and barriers for disabled people, including children and young people, to be active. Research from Disabled Children’s Partnership shows nearly half (45%) of parents say their disabled children’s physical health has declined during lockdown (Left in Lockdown, June 2020).
Through our channels and the support of our partners, the Breaking Limits Programme will reach even more young disabled people lives.
Find out more about Sure’s Breaking Limits Programme. Follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #BreakingLimits. Keep up-to-date on our involvement with the programme through our Twitter channel @AllForActivity or contact email@example.com.