We continuously have conversations with schools with regards to the PE and School Sport Premium and how to make effective and sustainable use of it to focus on physical activity, staff CPD and pupil health and well-being to achieve their school's development plan. We feel the best way is to refer back to the Department for Education's Guidance Document and the five key indicators of improvement.
The whole workforce at Dream Big Sports welcomes Sports Minister, Mims Davies’ call for physical activity to be put on a par with reading and writing. In her first major speech as Sports Minister she boldly outlined her priorities, one being to ensure children are given opportunities to develop the fundamental skills that are crucial to being physically literate.
It was an honour to attend such a fantastic event with some real heavyweights in Oldham's business community. It was even more special to be shortlisted for the prestigious accolade; Young Business of the Year 2018. This comes less than six months after the team won New Business of The Year 2017 at the Rochdale Business Awards and once again #TeamDreamBIG came out on top completing a very special double cross-borough double!
For some people being a professional footballer is a dream they have from being a very young age, a dream that they put their life and soul into achieving. The setbacks and barriers to achieving that dream can happen to the best of us and international amputee footballer Jamie Tregaskiss understands this better than anyone we know.
At Dream Big Sports Ltd we are fully committed to ensuring that our delivery and provision is of the highest calibre in order to achieve the most impact across Greater Manchester and beyond. With this in mind we are very pleased to announce that as an organisation our Voluntary Advisory Board of Directors has been reformed.
We couldn’t wait to share the news… We have now introduced our very own online booking system located on our website’s booking page. This means that booking a place at a Dream Big Sports activity has never been easier!
Who else is dreaming of a white Christmas?
For us it would certainly be the icing on the cake for what has been an amazing year of business at Dream Big Sports as we come up to our 1st official birthday on 23rd December. We have endured a very demanding but rewarding first 12 months as an organisation and the highlight reel would simply be too long to detail in this blog but we would like to share just a few memorable moments with you…
At Dream Big Sports our mission is clear, we want to encourage young people of all abilities to transform their sporting/educational dreams into reality; irrelevant of their background or barriers that they may face to participation. One of these predominant barriers in deprived areas is one of finance and affordability, families who cannot get access to disposable income which will allow them to enjoy the same clubs, teams and opportunities as others.
On Friday 10th November #TeamDreamBIG dusted down their tuxedos and polished their shoes to attend the 7th annual Rochdale Business Awards. The prestigious event which is organised and sponsored by the local business community was hosted by BBC North West Tonight’s Dave Guest and took place at Rochdale Town Hall with awards up for grabs for various achievements including Employee and Employer of the Year, Apprentice of The Year and High Street Retailer of The Year.
At Dream Big Sports we value all of our partners as they all play an integral part in all that we do. However, we feel that our newest partnership will definitely play a pivotal role in helping us to grow as an organisation. We have teamed up with BBC Sport on their ‘Get Inspired’ mission to inspire more people to participate in sport and get active.
I think I should start by introducing and telling you a little bit about myself; I am Dale Harris, Co-Director at Dream Big Sports. I have a beautiful little girl, a wonderful family and I have Autism. I have lived my entire life on the Autism spectrum but officially received a diagnosis at the age of 12...