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Charlton Manner Summer Booster Club is back!

charlton manor (3)Charlton Manor summer boosters are back in July-August at reduced pricing!

After successfully running summer booster program in 2014 Charlton Manor has now partnered with Charlton Triangle Homes to pilot a larger summer booster scheme available to 60 year 4 and 5 pupils for 5 weeks during the 2016 summer holidays.

According to Believe in Children Barnados 2016 there are currently 3.7 million children living in poverty in the UK. That’s over a quarter of all children. 1.7 million of these children are living in severe poverty. In the UK 63% of children living in poverty are in a family where someone works.

These child poverty statistics and facts will help to give you an idea of the scale of child poverty in the UK and the affect it can have on:

  • a child’s education
  • a child’s health
  • the day to day lives of families.

They want to tackle food poverty that some children may face during the holidays and provide them with a healthy nutritional lunch. In addition to this children will be in a secure and safe environment which is familiar to them and will help to raise aspirations and attainment for children coming from disadvantaged homes and looked after children.

To ensure that the boosters have had a positive impact, a study will be undertaken to monitor the progress being made by the pupils. Children will be assessed before, during and after the club to accurately measure the impact the boosters have had on the children.

The idea is to help narrow the attainment gap between identified pupils and their peers and negate learning loss over the summer break.  From the boosters they aim to achieve an increase in children’s confidence, boost motivation and have a positive impact in children’s attainment. They will build trust and promote community cohesion and involvement as the boosters will be run in different venues in Greenwich. 

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GoodGym Greenwich

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How Greenwich Residents are using their legs to help the community

Everyone wants to get fit these days, and rightly so, so why not harness all that energy into doing social good? That’s just what GoodGym are up to.

GoodGym is a brand new way to get fit while helping the local community. Instead of running nowhere on treadmills or lifting weights that don’t need lifting, Goodgym members run to do good and help others. They combine running with physical tasks (such as gardening, painting or lifting) which help out a local organisation or charity.

Some runners also visit isolated older members of the community as part of their weekly workouts in an intergenerational befriending scheme proven to reduce loneliness and improve wellbeing.

GoodGym Greenwich meet up every Wednesday at 6.45pm at the Queen Anne Building at the University, you can sign up to the runs here https://www.goodgym.org/happenings or contact the Greenwich trainer sarah@goodgym.org for more information.