WWPIS are delighted to announce a new partnership with Valleys Gymnastics Academy.
The award winning Valleys Gymnastics Academy (VGA) provides valuable opportunities for children and young people to develop physical literacy, fundamental movement skills, confidence and social skills through a variety of fun gymnastics classes and physical activities.
This new partnership will see the ‘Our Sporting Journey’ series being distributed to the youngest age groups in the club.
The club already provide incredible support to parents, coaches and gymnasts within their club through their work with sports psychologist Rebecca Chidley (Life in Sport).
The ‘Our Sporting Journey’ is a series of interactive books for children, putting them at the heart of the sporting experience, allowing them to have plenty of fun, grow as people both on and off the field and immerse themselves in their sporting experience as they progress through their sporting journey.
The books all have plenty of activities for children, encourage positive interaction between children and their parents, require plenty of parental involvement whether that be in having positive conversations, playing in the garden or helping to stick in the pictures that will allow everyone to build up a memory book that will last a lifetime.
Melissa Anderson (Managing Director Valleys Gymnastic Academy) said,
‘We know that gymnastics has the potential to help children and young people develop a whole array of life skills through physical and meaningful activity – and our work with Life in Sport has enabled us to make great strides in supporting the development of these skills and attributes in our members. This new project with WWPIS will enable us to extend this work further, engaging with some of our youngest members and their parents / carers. We anticipate that the distribution of ‘Our Sporting Journey’ interactive books will be the first step in a long term project with WWPIS.’
Gordon MacLelland(CEO of WWPIS) said,
‘It is really exciting to be working with Valleys Gymnastic Academy and see the passion and determination shown by them to create the best possible environments for young gymnasts and their support networks. We are looking forward to being a small part of this incredible project and can’t wait to see the positive impact it has on the whole community over the coming years.’