The #MySportyStory campaign has been engaging young people around the county since April and we are enjoying hearing about the great sporting opportunities that are being provided. Our emoji frames are proving to be a fun and popular way to interact with children, giving them the chance to tell us the story of how they feel about sport.
Martial Arts visit
We were delighted to be invited recently to the annual tournament hosted by Chatham’s Shi Kon Martial Arts. The club has around 70 children who train regularly with them and they also deliver after school classes at 11 schools in Medway.
It was inspiring to see the impact the club is having on all the children, including many who suffer from learning difficulties such as autism and ADHD. They showed to us the positive effects that physical activity can have in improving health, developing confidence and social skills and also providing an outlet for the children to express themselves.
Buster’s Big Bash
As part of Walk to School Week in May we went along to Buster’s Big Bash organised by the KM Charity Team. We had great fun manning the space hopper races as well as being part of a record breaking walking crocodile through the streets of Canterbury!
The annual free event is designed to thank pupils who are involved in KM Charity Team green travel schemes such as Walk on Wednesday (WoW), Active Bug, Walking Bus and Green Footsteps. Images from the day are in our #MySportyStory image library along with all those we’ve taken with our emoji frames so far. See if you can spot mascot Buster Bug…
As part of the campaign we’ve collected together a library of some of the best online resources so everything you need to help you engage with children and young people more effectively is now in one place.
We also have a Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop arranged for 4 July at Three Hills Sports Park, Cheriton Road, Folkestone so book your place now. The workshop will give you the knowledge and confidence to protect yourself, the young person and your employer by understanding and following good practice.
We know that you have plenty more fantastic stories out there to tell and we’d love to be able to help you share them. If you’d like to be involved with the campaign it would be great to hear from you.