Change4Life

Change4Life Sports Clubs is an exciting programme that aims to harness the inspiration of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to engage less-active children in primary schools in physical activity and school sport.

Change4Life Sport Clubs take the principles and specific skills from a range of Olympic and Paralympic sports and place them in a fun, vibrant and exciting activity club giving young people the

Who can be in your target group?

  1. Vulnerable groups such as FSM, SEN, LAC, Young Carers
  2. Children with health/weight issues.
  3. Children with poor attendance, behaviour issues, low academic achievement.
  4. Children that have low self-esteem, low self-confidence, poor motor skills, lack of coordination.

Think about your whole school priorities and how a Change 4 Life club could help you address them. For example you might want to set up a C4L club in your school to focus on one or more of the following:

  1. Academic improvement – C4L clubs can help improve children’s attitude, engagement and concentration skills.
  2. Children’s emotional wellbeing as well as their health & fitness.
  3. They can be used as a vehicle to develop numeracy and literacy skills.
  4. Enhanced links with parents and community.
  5. Improved social skills, communication, team work and confidence.
  6. Develop responsibility, the ability to accept decisions and manage emotions.

 Who can deliver the club?

  1. Teachers
  2. Teaching Assistant’s
  3. Learning Mentors

 Primary clubs

Primary clubs capture the essence of the sport without directly delivering sport-specific content, and are grouped under five multi-sport themes:

  • Adventure
  • Creative
  • Combat
  • Flight
  • Target

The clubs have been designed to give children the necessary skills and confidence to be able to take part in extra-curricular activities and eventually become comfortable with competing in their school or against other schools.

Change4Life delivery resource cards for each of the 5 themes are available from the Partnership.  Please email for the complete pack.

Additional resources can also be found on the School Games Website https://www.yourschoolgames.com/app/resources/40/