Sports4Life Project plays a significant role in Our Lady Mary Seacole supplementary school’s (OLMSSS) curriculum and ethos, (www.olmsss.com). Its objective is to provide children and young people with sport and games for recreation and health. The programme is funded to provide non-traditional sports such as archery, rowing, fencing and fun-filled classroom games like chess, backgammon and bridge. But OLMSSS can offer extra sports like lawn tennis, table tennis, taekwondo and basketball. Sports4Life activities are accessible to everyone, regardless of race, creed, gender, sexuality, ability and or disability, from age seven.
Sport4Life is one of the Institute of Black Culture, Media and Sport’s elite provisions. Its purpose is to embed pursuit of a healthy lifestyle into supplementary educational frameworks, and encourage pupils to start this lifestyle as early as possible. Sports4Life encourages and advises pupils and young people to regard and treat sport as part of an holistic academic experience—healthy body, healthy mind framework, so they will not feel the need to sacrifice one for the other, as sports-focused pupils tend to do. The institute wants to reduce the likelihood of situations developing where young people unable to make careers in sport, fail to make use of academic education; or situations in which young people can be persuaded to believe that because they’re sport-talented, they are unsuited to academic excellence; or that academic excellence is irrelevant and unnecessary for sport-talented pupils. Put simply, sport is part and parcel of a good or sound supplementary education experience and it is unnecessary to sacrifice one for the other.
I]. Wednesdays: Age 7-11
Time: 3:30- 4:30pm; Homework support sessions in literacy and numeracy.
Time: 4:45- 5:30; Sport4Life coaching sessions in rowing, archery and fencing;
Ii]. Saturdays: Age 7-11
Time: 10-12 Homework support sessions in literacy and numeracy;
Time: 12. 30- 1:30pm, Sport4Life coaching sessions ditto;
Tutors are highly qualified and vetted by local authority.
Coaches are of a very high professional calibre and are certified by governing bodies of their sport. They are CRB checked and insured.