Dr Gerald Griggs has worked in education for over twenty years before taking up his current role in 2016 as Head of Academics at the University Campus of Football Business (UCFB). He is a globally recognised figure in his field of Primary Physical Education - his keynote at this years Active Schools Conference is one not to be missed.
Dream Big Sports are pleased to announce Will Swaithes as a workshop leader for this years Active Schools Conference 2019. This interactive workshop will provide delegates the chance to reflect on the value and purpose of physical education focussing on physical literacy, health and wellbeing and wider student focused outcomes.
The programme is led by expert mentors on a 1-to-1 basis, focusing on identifying areas where teachers can develop in order to improve pupil outcomes in PE. Teachers are offered regular, ongoing support with plenty of opportunities for self-reflection. The activities involved will include collaborative teaching activities, formative planning and assessment, and expert input for anything related to primary school PE. The whole programme is supported by comprehensive impact data, made available to schools through a cutting-edge online platform.
Dream Big Sports are very proud to launch the very first ‘Active Schools Conference’, the full day event will bring together the education community across Greater Manchester to celebrate physical education and school sport.
The event will take place on Thursday 2nd May 2019 at the Oldham Event Centre (Boundary Park) is completely FREE for all schools, colleges and education establishments.
At Dream Big Sports we overwhelmingly believe that our Dance and Cheer provision has the ability to hit at least three of the above foundations. It goes without saying, our dance and cheer provision certainly meets the creativity and performing sections of the five foundations, however Dance and Cheer is also a fantastic way to help keep children and young people active.
Children who regularly take part in dance lessons are able to develop crucial fundamental movement skills such as balance, agility and co-ordination as well as many others along the way. In addition, children can also develop their listening and concentration skills which are essential for primary school children. It is evident that Dance promotes these skills as children have to listen to music and instructions throughout their lesson.
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…