Sports for Schools is thrilled to have won the award for “Cambridge Business of the Year” at the SME Cambridgeshire Business Awards which took place on Wednesday 5th April.
Sports for Schools brings top GB athletes into primary schools to inspire children and teachers. The athletes do a fitness circuit with the whole school and give a talk that delivers important messages about sport and physical activity, grit and determination.
During the events, children encourage each other to complete the circuits, cheering along to music. No one is left behind – the circuits are completed and enjoyed by each and every child regardless of physical ability. 96% of schools that receive a visit deem their events to be “good” or “excellent”. These proven results have triggered a change in attitude that significantly increases the amount of exercise children do.
The children are sponsored for taking part and completing the fitness circuit with the athlete in order to raise money for PE Equipment at their school.To date, Sports for Schools have visited over 1.5 million children, raising over £2.5million for new Sports Equipment.
In winning the award, Sports for Schools have demonstrated that they’re committed to putting physical health on a par with academic achievement and have clear plans for future growth and success.
Michael Ledzion, Managing Director of Sports for Schools, said: “Everything we do is about encouraging greater physical activity in schools. Research shows that physical fitness is highly correlated to improved academic results, increased confidence, and lower levels of mental illness. We are delighted to have won this SME Cambridgeshire Business Award and are excited for what the future holds.”