Activate Fun was created in 2009 with the challenge to introduce children to physical activity, combat childhood obesity levels, broaden childrens experiences and have FUN! With our unique and versatile multi-sports programme aimed at children from the age of 2 years of age. Danny, an Edge Hill Sport Development Graduate, wanted to provide a fun based physical development class for children to encourage them to try a variety of sports in a fun and supportive environment all the while introducing children to the “good habits” of exercise and create a familiarity with physical education from an early age that would give the individual more chance of keeping active throughout health and therefore creating healthier adults along the way.
The response to the classes were positive with children responding well to the activities and learning new skills all of the time and adults all appreciating that the classes not only aided physical development but also aspects of emotional and social development too. When Activate Fun started in 2009 this mind set was a fresh angle on physical activity that has become massively popular today in 2018 but our years of experience, methodology and style of delivery is something that sets Activate Fun aside.
Over time the Activate Fun Programme© has evolved and adapted to consider a multitude of Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) criteria, this is exemplified by our EYFS Breakdown Document (available to download in our websites log in area) which helps practitioners plan ahead of time their children’s observations through our classes. We know it is important to work closely with the people that know our PACK Members best, whether that be parents, nursery staff or school teachers. We created the acronym P.A.C.K. which stands for Physical Activities Created for Kids and that became our statement of intent!
When we started looking at other ways to get our PACK Members active alongside our multi-sports lessons, we started turning our focus to creating a dance/movement based programme to compliment what Physical Activities Created for Kids that Activate Fun can offer. Just like our multi-sports programme our S.Move (Sound and Movement) programme has proven to be a success too and this is thanks to the fantastic level of instructors we have recruited to become PACK Leaders that help keep the programme as contemporary as it is fun! We offer 2 different programmes for children and both programmes are full of variety because offering that cultured variety is something that drives us.
Over the past 9 years one mans challenge has become a teams mission statement, we have grown into a team of dedicated coaches (we call PACK Leaders) who love our job and appreciate the role we play in children’s development. The reach of Activate Fun has grown every year since its inception, introducing more and more children to The PACK!