Sport Cardiff has recently won two national awards for its contribution to an innovative multi-agency project that has brought huge benefits to school children living in social deprivation in the Welsh capital.
The Sport Cardiff team, which is based at Cardiff Metropolitan University, triumphed at both the Cost Sector Catering Awards and the Advancing Healthcare Awards 2016 for its contribution to the ‘Summer Holiday Enrichment Programme’.
The former ceremony saw Sport Cardiff and its partner agencies scoop the ‘PS100 Health and Nutrition Award’ and walk away with the ‘Public Health Award for contributions to public health’ at the latter event.
The Summer Holiday Enrichment Programme (SHEP), which ran throughout the summer of 2015, provided good quality meals and sporting provision to children living in areas of social deprivation in Cardiff. Through opening school doors throughout the summer, it tackled childhood poverty levels, improved children’s quality of life and reduced inequalities in health and learning loss during the holiday period.
Facilitated by Food Cardiff, SHEP is a partnership between Sport Cardiff, Cardiff Council’s Education Catering and Cardiff and Vale UHB.
Sport Cardiff provided sporting activities such as dance, rugby, basketball, hockey, judo and badminton. These sessions were run by one of Cardiff Met’s experienced coaches or together with National Governing Bodies.
Sport Cardiff’s Senior Sport Neighbourhood Coordinator, Emma Hill said:
“The whole Sport Cardiff team is absolutely delighted to have won two national awards of huge importance with the fields of catering and healthcare.
“The summer holiday enrichment programme was an immensely rewarding to work on as we were able to use a range of sporting activities to engage the children and help them learn about living a full and active life.”
Sport Cardiff works to enrich the lives of the young people of Cardiff through a wide range of quality sporting opportunities. It is a partnership between Cardiff Met, Cardiff Council and Sport Wales.
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