Social Cohesion Programme

The Social Cohesion Programme with Community Sport was launched for the 2018/19 academic year. This project provides a platform for student groups to organise, develop and deliver sustainable projects that use sport as a vehicle to raise awareness of issues in the local community.

Student groups were invited to submit applications to deliver projects across 3 key themes:


Theme 1 – Healthy Eating

Targeting age groups 8-11 in school years 4-6. This theme aims to promote the benefits of maintaining a healthy/balanced diet by highlighting the importance of moderation and the short & long-term impact of dietary choices. Tower Hamlets has the 5th highest proportion of obese 10-11 year olds in London.


Theme 2 – Staying Active

Targeting age groups 11-13 in school years 7-8. This theme aims to promote the importance of physical activity and wellbeing as well as highlighting the lifestyle choices that affect health such as smoking. Physical inactivity is the 4th highest risk factor for global mortality and the rate is even higher for Londoners.


Theme 3 – Lifestyle Choices

Targeting age groups 13-17 in school years 9-12. This theme aims to highlight the effects of smoking, alcohol and substance abuse as well as identifying ways to tackle the issues surrounding gang culture in the borough. Tower Hamlets is currently ranked 13th out of 326 areas nationally in terms average crime deprivation.

QMBL Women’s Rugby

Tag-rugby sessions with a local primary school whilst integrating the importance of healthy eating throughout delivery.


QM Netball and BL Netball

Collaboration project between QM and BL Netball. Delivering netball sessions in local secondary schools whilst promoting the benefits of staying active through mentoring and discussions.


QMBL Women’s Basketball

Delivering weekly basketball session to local secondary school girls whilst promoting the benefits of staying active through mentoring and discussions.


QM Hockey

Introductory hockey sessions in a local primary school whilst integrating the importance of healthy eating throughout delivery.


Aspire

Inclusive sport sessions with a local primary school, leading to a sports day aimed at promoting the importance of maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle.


QM Football Club

Delivering football sessions at a local college with mentoring on topics around lifestyle choices. The club are also hosting their annual Community Cup tournament for year 8 boys to promote the benefits of staying active.


QM Women’s Football

Delivering inclusive football sessions targeting specific hard-to-engage groups such as women and girls, those with disabilities and BAME groups.

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