An update from The Boss

20 May 2020


School Provision

As I’m sure you will be aware, the latest Government plan for Education, is for schools to begin a phased opening for certain age groups from the 1st June with strict social distancing measures. At the time of writing there is much uncertainty in how this will happen but we are confident as a sports provider that we are in the best position to support the schools if we are needed.

Since lockdown began Sporting Influence have continued their work in a number of our schools delivering PE and active lessons for vulnerable & key worker children.

These education hubs are vital in allowing key worker parents to continue their valuable work whilst ensuring their children and safe. Although there have been many challenges, for our team and everyone concerned with the schools during this time, we feel that we are well placed in understanding how the needs of the children and how best to try and social distance in PE lessons.

We have also supported children not going into schools with free on-line resources delivered by Mr Doey daily and now weekly to help keep children active and motivated.

Through our thorough risk assessments, Government guidelines and advice on social distancing we aim to reduce risk of our PE lessons to a minimum whilst ensuring they are fun and energetic, something which is we feel is vitally important at this time.

Childcare Activity Camps at Harrogate Ladies' College

As you will appreciate this side of our business closed over Easter and we have decided to stay closed at May Half Term also. The team will be meeting as a group to discuss our work and experiences in schools and this will help us to plan what we feel could be a much needed summer camp and an alternative for both parents and children.

"...we have decided to stay closed at May Half Term".

Once we have confirmation about our Summer Childcare Activity Camps then we will be in touch with further details of what camp will look like and the changes we will implement.

Thank you very much for your support and understanding at the current time and we hope to see some of your children in schools and at Camp in the Summer.

All the best, 

Dave Moss