At County Durham Sport, we believe that all children and young people should have the opportunity to participate in physical activity whatever their ability.
We are dedicated to improving access to physical activity for all children and young people with a disability across County Durham. We work with a range of partners to strengthen the links between education and community to support the development of disability sports.
SMILE THROUGH SPORTS AUDIT
In February 2021, we commissioned SMILE Through Sport to undertake an introductory audit into sport, leisure and activity provision for disabled children and young people across County Durham.
The purpose of the audit was to investigate the facilities, clubs and activities available for disabled children and young people (aged 0 to 25 years old) across the county of Durham. The audit was completed through online searches and remote interviews. Several recommendations were included in the final report that will help inform our working in the months ahead.
Any individual or organisation wishing to discuss our work in this area should contact our Children and Young People’s Programme Coordinator Joe Armstrong on 07936947077 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information regarding County Durham Sport’s activities and projects involving children and young people can be found via the below links.
ACTIVE LIVES: CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE
It is important for County Durham Sport to understand children and young people’s attitudes and behaviours towards physical activity as this allows us to shape appropriate opportunities for them to become more active.
OPENING SCHOOLS FACILITIES
Working in partnership with North Yorkshire Sport, County Durham Sport were one of 19 pilot projects commissioned by Sport England to deliver the initial Opening Schools Facilities project between October 2019 and December 2020,
PRIMARY PE & SPORT PREMIUM
County Durham Sport are working closely to support primary schools to ensure their Primary PE and School Sport Premium is used to appropriately fund improvements to PE and School Sport provision.
COUNTY DURHAM SPORT COMMUNITY
The Government Childhood Obesity Plan has set out the ambition for all children to achieve 60 minutes of physical activity every day, with schools being responsible for delivering 30 of these active minutes and parents also being responsible for 30 active minutes
At County Durham Sport, we believe that all children and young people should have the opportunity to participate in physical activity whatever their ability. We are dedicated to improving the access to physical activity for all children and young people with a disability across County Durham.