Twenty six children from 4 local Primary Schools: St. George's Central, Hindsford, Sacred Heart and Atherton St. George's visited the Challenge4Change charity indoor urban activity centre to encourage positive learning and bonding. This unique event, which was organised by ATSA, was led by Chris Whiteley - Creator, Trustee and Programme Director of C4C.
The children spent 4 hours at the award winning centre, developing team building skills. Challenge4Change is a registered charity that provides learning through fun, teaching effective communication skills, team skills, inspiring confidence and motivation and enabling people to overcome their perceived barriers in order to progress. The programme the children undertook on the day was specifically designed to encourage bonding between the children and improve their confidence and self esteem.
Mrs L Smith, Sacred Heart, said:
"We had a fantastic time at C4C. The session was well structured and delivered by highly skilled staff. It was clear that the children thoroughly enjoyed their time and I am certain all will return to school with a new found understanding of both themselves and others, life skills which will benefit them in years to come. I can't wait to return with more of our students".
Dave Djordjevic, Chief Executive of C4C said:
"It's great to have school groups here as they love the experience and also learn a great deal about themselves and theirs peers. I would like to thank ATSA for bringing the children and also Metronet UK for part funding the day".
The feedback from all the schools who attended has been extremely positive with some already asking for further details as they are planning to use C4C with their own individual schools. We can clearly see how C4C can be a permanent fixture on the ATSA calendar of events in the future and I am looking forward to meeting with Chris and the team in the new year to discuss how we can move forward and build on the success already achieved at this inspirational and motivational event.
The picture above shows a child from SGC who has only realised how high up he is!
Mr M Grogan
Headteacher at St. George's Central
Lead teacher for Atherton and Tyldesley Sports Association (ATSA)