Ushaw Moor Kids Club honoured with Outstanding Energy Club Award
Ushaw Moor Kids Club in Durham has been awarded an Outstanding Energy Club Award on 18th February 2014 and marked the occasion with a permanent plaque to display at the community hut.
Sports Leaders UK, who runs Energy Club, praised Ushaw Moor Kids Club for their exemplary practice in engaging children in physical activities, recruiting committed parent volunteers to the programme and expanding their session to include cooking workshops.
This additional award comes at a perfect time as the Kids Club are celebrating their 1 year anniversary this week with this celebration and a educational trip to Beamish Museum for the children. The Kids Club has been set up by adult volunteers, most of which are parents or grandparents of some of the children that attend.
Energy Club encourages children aged 4-11 to play and learn about healthy food choices through fun, physical activities. The extra-curricular activities provide a legacy from the Olympic and Paralympic Games by tackling the increasingly sedentary lives of young children.
John Booth, Kids Club Chairman said: “We are delighted to receive this award. The parent’s have a lot of fun and are as daft as the kids! It’s brilliant to see the kid’s interaction with the adults in a fun way!” We have also linked to our local primary schools to support them in running Energy Clubs and our creativity in looking into food workshops and healthy eating along with the physical sessions is due to the tremendous commitment of our volunteer mums.”
Emily Burns, Energy Club project Officer North East, Sports Leaders UK said: “ Ushaw Moor Kids Club have had so much parent support which is great to see in a village. The children will really benefit from the Energy Club and increase their activity levels and educate them in regards to healthy eating and lifestyles. Well done on your 1 year anniversary and outstanding Energy Club.
Linda Plowright, Chief Executive, Sports Leaders UK said: “Energy Club empowers a new generation to make their own healthy choices. It has been a tremendous success since its launch a year ago, and over 1000 schools across the UK now offer the programme.”