Project information

Scrum down for Health

Disabled and disadvantaged children are given advice and information on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Classes include an hour of fitness followed by education on several key areas including food choices, mental wellbeing, sleep, drugs, alcohol, obesity. Classes have options for volunteering

April 2014 - June 2015

Charity information: Bath Rugby Foundation

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  • Need


    The Foundation enhances the lives of young people through sport, with a particular focus on those with social and other disadvantages. It aims to impart the values of camaraderie, loyalty, discipline and respect found in rugby. The Foundation motivates, raises self esteem and confidence, and improves life skills in young people by impacting positively on educational achievement and social interaction.


    Scientific evidence is compelling. Physical activity not only contributes to wellbeing, but is also essential for good health. People who are physically active reduce their risk of developing major chronic diseases by up to 50%, and the risk of premature death by about 20%-30%. CMO, Dep of Health, 2004
    Bath and North East Somerset estimated that £45.8 million was spent by the NHS in 2010 on disease related to overweight and obesity and it's set to rise. This project tackles the root

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To educate, inform and change attitudes to a healthy lifestyle in primary and special needs kids


    » 6 x 1 hour multi sports and fun games and 6 x 1 hour classroom education on informed choice with a focus on Healthy lifestyles and mental wellbeing

    What success will look like

    Working in areas of deprivation in Bath and the surrounding area. Enhancing lives with mentoring programmes. Success will be measured by fitness and mental health appraisals

  • Impact


    All our projects are written with meta learning and core life skills such as perseverance, independent thinking, teamwork, bravery built into them and therefore last much longer after the programme finishes. We also train the teachers to use the meta learning skills. The impact of this programme is multi-faceted. Children become more aware of the elements which make up a healthy lifestyle and have the knowledge to make informed healthy choices, this is backed with fitness exit pathways


    Participant level are crucial so we have assessed te need with several partners. Partnes are diverse and cover young carers, disabled children, disadvantaged children. We have strong links with these organisation and evidential need from both B&NES and Wiltshire.


    Regular contact and updates are key folowed by a 6 monthly review with impact report.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £20,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £20,000 Scrum down for Health Sessions 6 x 2 hour sessions with qualified educators

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Strontium £10,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    Bath - special needs schools and schools in areas of mass deprivation


    disabled and disadvantaged children in the local areas

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have significant expertise and knowledge fo the area and the needs. Our Sport programmes are promoted by both B&NES and Wiltshire and our education programmes and written by qualified teachers and delivered by well trained staff.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Caryl Thomas

    Inclusion manager - 7 years experience. Works daily with unemployed, disabled and disadvantged children. Very passionate about her work