Flyers stars inspiring youngsters with Health Squad programme

As well as an action-packed schedule on the court, the Bristol Flyers players have been very busy off of it, coaching in primary schools across the city as part of the Bristol Flyers Health Squad programme.

Health Squad is a healthy lifestyle programme which aims to empower Year 5 students at primary schools across Greater Bristol with the knowledge and understanding to be able to make positive life choices.

Schools receive two hours of curriculum time delivery per week, for six weeks, in the form of one hour of classroom teaching and one hour of practical basketball. The programme covers issues such as: how to keep your heart healthy, balanced diets, sugar and where its hidden, smoking and alcohol, drugs, emotional wellbeing and the Chimp Paradox.

The practical section of the programme is coached by the Bristol Flyers players, who have been doing a fantastic job motivating and encouraging the pupils to learn and develop their ability to play basketball. Each week, the pupils learn a different skill, so that by the end of the six-week course, they are able to play a modified version of basketball.  

Community development officer, Jenny Lewis, said: “We hope that through the Bristol Flyers Health Squad programme, we can help youngsters and their families to improve their health and quality of life across the City of Bristol.”

Lansdown Club members are invited to get involved in community activities and/or sponsorship. Support in all forms can benefit programmes such as Health Squad, which result in positive engagement across our Bristol community.

Email hello-memberships@bristol-sport.co.uk to find out what opportunities you and your business can take part in.

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