- Award Entered:
UNICEF Sport for Education Award
- Parent Organisation:
Greenhouse Schools Project
- Project Host Nation:
- Overview of Project:
Greenhouse uses sport as a tool to transform young lives by raising aspirations and achievements, developing positive life skills and improving behaviour, attitude and attendance at school.
We deliver structured programmes in schools and community clubs based in areas of high deprivation, reaching out to include:
• Young people from marginalised groups
• Young people with disabilities and special educational needs
• Girls and young women
• Those at risk of exclusion
• Those not participating in sport
We engage young people on full-time programmes delivered throughout the year, both during term-time and school holidays. Young people of all abilities are given the opportunity to join in. Open participation brings people from diverse backgrounds together, encouraging tolerance and acceptance amongst team mates. Our coaches work as positive role models and mentors, engaging and developing young people throughout the critical years of their life. The coach will liaise with parents, school staff and professionals from other agencies to develop a holistic approach to a young person's personal and academic development.
'The success of Greenhouse has a clear impact on the well-being of young people, parents and the schools involved...Greenhouse is a ‘force for change’.'
Ottaway Strategic Management October 2009
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