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What can we offer?

The 22/23 school year is upon us, and as you prepare your children for the next (or first) chapter in their school lives, the team at Active Blackpool are looking forward to welcoming faces old and new into our doors once again.

We run activities for children both inside and outside of the school environment, supporting schools with providing outdoor education by providing balance bike training sessions to EYFS children and Bikeability to children in year 5, with children in year 4 visit our pools for swimming lessons, a crucial skill they can continue to develop with our Learn 2 Swim classes held out of school hours.

Children should exercise for a minimum of 60 minutes a day, which can be a challenge for schools to adhere to due to a full timetable of classroom-based lessons. At Active Blackpool, we want to support children and their families to be as active as possible in fun, safe environments.

We also offer a range of activities aimed to help children and young people to develop their physical activity resilience, such as swimming, climbing, multi-sports, and gymnastics, to name a few.

We are partners with the Living Streets/Wow walk to school campaign – which encourages children to walk/cycle to school at least once a week, earning exciting badges as they do so. This not only supports children’s physical activity but it also allows for some conversation time between you and your child as you actively travel to school together, building on crucial social and empathy skills.

Our NICAS climbing and gymnastic sessions are run by trained professionals who are experienced in their fields; these sessions promote teamwork, building and maintaining core body strength, problem-solving and logic skills as well as providing opportunities for friendships to grow – supporting children’s social skills.

Our Learn2Swim swimming lessons teach children (and adults) this life-saving skill. Swimming supports muscle development and coordination – allowing a positive impact on physical development. As children become more confident swimmers, the Rookie Lifeguard programme is available.

Our activities don’t just make an impact on children whilst they’re young, with previous participants going on to become fully qualified in their favourite activities and coming back as adults to teach the next generation. Two of our formal NICAS students are now climbing instructors at Blackpool Sports Centre, with a previous Rookie Lifeguard now being one of our lifeguards at Palatine Leisure Centre and several alumni of the Blackpool School Games all returning as coaches/activity instructors.

  • WOW Walks to School

  • Swimming and Rookie Lifeguard

  • Gymnastics

  • Climbing

  • Making Changes

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