The Darryl Capper Supported Learning Project
The charity is looking to integrate basketball coaching sessions into Supported Learning courses run for Special Needs students.
Providing exercise, building confidence and introducing the importance of contributing to a team, the sessions will assist the course aims of enabling independence.
January 2015 - March 2015
Charity information: Heat Community Foundation
A lack of opportunity for exercise, participation in team sports and social exclusion generally for Supported Learning students.
By integrating the basketball sessions into courses designed to enable students to live independent lives without extensive support, the courses will contribute to encouraging a healthy lifestyle and illustrate the benefits of teamwork as well as offering the opportunity to establish lasting friendships.
To promote the benefits of exercise
Activities» The 'time-outs' in basketball lend themselves to the delivery of short health related messages.
What success will look like
There are already many research papers demonstrating the benefits of exercise on health and this project seeks to make exercise available beyond traditional boundaries.
Promote social inclusion
Activities» By stressing the benefits of working as a team within a sporting environment and extended the message to general life.
What success will look like
By participating in research projects with the chosen colleges
The recognition of the part sport has to play in helping individuals with learning difficulties achieve an independent lifestyle.
By assessing the numbers that continue to participate in team sports beyond the end of the courses.
The biggest risks are a shortage of trained coaches, a lack of willing participators and the absence of a suitable venue - all of which have been addressed
Donors attention will be drawn to updates published on the heatcommunityfoundation website, with further information or presentations available on request
Budget - Project Cost: £10,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £3,800 Venue Hire of sports centre hall £3,800 Coaching Qualified coaches £1,400 Equipment Balls, bibs, cones etc £500 Volunteers Volunteer expenses £500 Other Miscellaneous
Current Funding / Pledges
Source Amount Foundation £2,000 Conditional
Spectrum Leisure Centre in Guildford
110 students on supported learning courses at Guildford College. Drawn from throughout Surrey there are no barriers imposed by poverty or wealth, ethnicity or gender.
We are the organisation in Surrey equipped to deliver the project
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Lead Coach responsible for delivering the basketball sessions
Chairman - volunteer, responsible for administrative arrangements with the Colleges
Treasurer, volunteer, responsible for project monitoring