The B ‘Healthy B Braun’ Programme is an inventive approach to addressing inactivity in young within local communities with South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire. Project-managed and delivered by the Sheffield Sharks Basketball Club, and is supported by the club’s main sponsor Buying Xanax Online Forum
Central to this project is the use of the Sharks professional players as role models for children in priority areas, to encourage a healthy lifestyle and to take part in positive activities. Schools are selected from areas of high inactivity, reflecting government’s national strategy ‘Towards an Active Nation’.
Basketball and Street
Dance are the chosen activities as national and local statistics show they are
both very popular amongst young people from economically less well-off parts of
the area (Source: Active People’s Survey)
Each year, the
programme works with over 1500 participants, and produces over 5,000
participant visits (cumulative total of number visits to sessions).
To encourage participation in Physical
Activity (in this case Basketball and Dance)
To encourage an understanding of healthy
To facilitate an awareness of the
A target group of 12 schools are selected to receive the following:
Healthy Schools Visit
Signposting and pathways to local
basketball sessions to continue engagement
Attendance a ‘Professional Game’ at EIS Sheffield
to play a basketball game at half-time
Attendance at the Annual Basketball
Tournament at the English Institute of Sport – Sheffield at the end of the
In addition, a target
group of 10 schools are selected for the following
5 hours-worth of dance coaching
Attendance at the B Healthy B Braun
School Basketball Coaching
visits takes place in schools with delivery consisting of 5 hours per school,
to encourage participation in sport.
A Sheffield Sharks player or community coach delivers a
weekly session to a maximum of 20 students per session. There is also an opportunity for a teacher or
parent to assist in these sessions and learn the basics of coaching and playing
Healthy Schools Visit is a morning
or an afternoon in school talking about themes around leading healthy
lifestyles the local community. This takes the form of a rotational workshop
delivered by Sharks players. The pupils are
split up into 3 groups and rotated around the 3 workshops, which will be
delivered simultaneously. Prizes are given out, along with ticket vouchers to a
Sharks home game.
B Healthy B Braun Basketball Tournament
The programme culminates in a basketball tournament involving all
participating schools at the English Institute of Sport – Sheffield in the Spring or Summer of each
Dance Coaching is provided by the Order Alprazolam. Each participating school receives 5 hours worth of dance coaching, culminating in attendance the B Healthy B Braun Dance Festival.
B Healthy B Braun Dance Festival
This event comprises
all school taking part in the Dance coaching element. There are usually around
250 performers at this event, which takes place at the English Institute of
Sport – Sheffield.
For further information, please contact Joel Mills, Operations Manager, using the following methods: