Archives for Month: May 2018

Something extraordinary!

ROKO 20 Academy is a small school that provides hope and happiness for orphans and disadvantaged children in the rural village of Kambirwa, Kenya.  They ensure free education, clothes, food and basic healthcare for all of these children and those caring for them.

The school has grown over the years since it was opened and they are proud of their six classrooms, a library, computer room, a garden where they grow fruit and veg for the school and there are even rabbits, hens, goats and a friendly dog called Paco.

Given the difficult circumstances these children have found themselves in ROKO 20 provides a happy safe space for them to learn and grow.  Very often their grandmothers are raising them with very little help or means and so the skills the school teach the children in particular things such as gardening, needlework, looking after animals and carpentry – are skills of self-sufficiency which will be of much use to them outside of school and later in life.

The good work the school does extends far further into the community bringing Grandparents and carers together for craft mornings, social gatherings and an initiative which see’s families gifted with an animal to rear and reap the benefits of its produce.  By all accounts ROKO 20 is a real centre of a community and having Harvey Road Primary School support them through our sponsorship event brings smiles to all our faces too.  Good luck on the 21st with Steve!

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Physical fitness is a pre-requisite to achieving academic results!

Research over the past 10+ years has shown the significant importance of physical activity and developing the brain.

Sports for Schools and Playforce have teamed up for the third year running, and this year will be using their partnership to deliver a series of “Get Active” workshops designed to help a whole school understand how small changes can have a big impact on academic results, pupil behaviour and mental health.

Sports for Schools run inspirational events to enthuse children to be more active, raise money for sports equipment in schools (over £3m to date), and support athletes financially.

Sports for Schools have visited 1 in 4 primary schools across the UK, inspiring over 1.6 million children and giving them direct access to extraordinary GB Olympic & Paralympic athletes.

Playforce is a perfect partner for Sports for Schools. Celebrating their 20th year of providing outstanding outdoor spaces in 2018, Playforce install innovative and creative areas for children to get more active.

Emily Northin, Director of Playforce commented; “We are delighted to be continuing our partnership with Sports for Schools, cementing our shared goal to get children across the UK more active every day at school. From inspiring pupils with visits from GB athletes to educating teaching staff about the benefits of physical activity on academic results as well as health, we love everything the team at Sports for Schools do to promote positive change in school environments.”

Michael Ledzion, Chief Sportivater of Sports for Schools, said, “We just love the way Playforce makes playgrounds that encourage kids to get active, so we’re working together to put physical activity at the heart of the primary school curriculum. We think it’s as important to be physically active and healthy as it is to be good at numeracy and literacy: We know that more physically active children achieve better academically in school. Working with Playforce will help us deliver that vital message, and achieve a lasting legacy for all our children.”

For all enquiries please contact:

Francesca Laughton

[email protected]

01223 792202

Sports for Schools

The partnership was introduced by the sponsorship and fundraising consultancy Reg&Co.