28th May 2012
Our Active8 programme for disadvantaged youg people in south London is gathering pace. Almost 120 kids attended a Zumba and Capoeira masterclass at Brandelhow School in Wandsworth, and the PE Director there has been working with our partners at Maloca to enrol the first five children on the Active8 programme. Special thanks goes out to Catalina and Giuseppe Vitolo for their commitment and resilience in accomplishing this. They are working hard now to fill the remaining 15 funded places.
In addition, Maloca and Brandelhow school have created an after school club including Zumba and Capoeira and have 8 places in the club reserved for Active8 participants. This will help engage more inactive kids as the programme will be taken to them rather than require them to travel to attend their Active8 funded courses. We are now exploring expansion ideas with potential partners such as The Reform Programme and Big Dance 2012.
For more information about this fantastic programme, please spend a minute watching this great video made by our friends at Open Cinema: