Wave Team Feature In Parliamentary Review Following Departmental Report On Impact Of Sport
Following a report by The Department for Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee, our team have been asked for their insight by the Parliamentary Review.
The report describes the “unique power” of sport and culture to improve lives, reduce crime and regenerate communities. It studies how charities and organisations offer sporting activities to vulnerable people, including prisoners, young people and those at risk of joining gangs.
Wave CEO Duncan Kerr told the Parliamentary Review: “While Wave is recognised as award-winning when it comes to managing leisure centres, our passion and drive is focused on whole-of-life impact, working in communities, promoting positive experiences, good health and wellbeing choices as well as community cohesion and social inclusion.”
“Working with people across the generations has enabled us to engage with those who are considered to be most at risk in a number of areas, including: long-term health conditions, social isolation and poor lifestyle choices including criminal activity.
Talking about our Active Schools Programme, Liz Allsobrook, Wave Head of Community and Health Improvement said: “Our work has enabled us to engage with children and young people at risk of dropping out of education by taking them to learn in an alternative environment through the Active Schools Programme. These programmes link sport and physical activity with curriculum science, history, geography and the arts as well as showcasing positive role models and supporting emotional, mental and physical wellbeing. Our participants demonstrate improved educational attainment, better health choices and reduce poor behaviour.”