Annual Sports Day
Community outreach is a large part of The Reach Out Project’s success. Each year, we enlist the help of various African & Caribbean Men and Women in the local community to mentor, guide and support the young people on the programme.
As part of this, The Reach Out Project hosts a Sports Day to celebrate the success of our young people enrolled on the programme. We use this event as an opportunity to thank our volunteers but also for the students to show off their sporting prowess. The Sports Day is arguably the highlight of the year!
The day involves a range of activities, including a 7-a-side football tournament where mentors, volunteers and students compete for the Championship title. It is a fantastic opportunity for our young people to improve their physical health and fitness but evidence also indicates a positive link between improved mental well-being and being active. We believe our sports day provides a holistic community centred experience for not only our young beneficiaries but all who are involved.
We not only use the Sports Day as a recreational event, but believe it facilitates positive relationships between the volunteers, mentors and role models within a safe space. This is an opportunity some of our students do not get very often.
Since our Inaugural Sports Day, the number of students in attendance has grown by 63%. Our goal is to open up this event to as many young people as possible each year.