What is Change 4 Life?
Change 4 Life Sports Clubs is an exciting programme that aims to harness the inspiration of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to engage the less active primary and secondary aged school children in physical activity and school sport.
Change 4 Life Sports Clubs take the principles and specific skills from a range of Olympic and Paralympic sports and place them in a fun, vibrant and exciting activity club giving young people the confidence and competence to take part in lifelong physical activity.
Schools can help engage less-active children in physical activity and school sport by setting up a Change 4 Life Sports Club in their area.
Primary clubs capture the essence of the sport without directly delivering sport-specific content, and were originally grouped under five multi-sport themes: Adventure, Creative, Combat, Flight and Target.
Many clubs have been called something different to ‘Change 4 Life Club’ to give schools and pupils greater ownership of the club. Schools which have such clubs either originally set up as a Change 4 Life Club, or that operate within the same ethos and principles of Change 4 Life Clubs can still do so. Now Change 4 Life Clubs can be any sports club at a school which is aimed at the “non-sporty” child.
The clubs have been designed to give children the necessary skills and confidence to be able to take part in School Games opportunities and become comfortable with competing in their school or against other schools.