The aim of Gap Sports is to create a structured programme that promotes cognitive development through health and fitness. By introducing children to the idea that exercise occurs in everyday life not just during P.E lessons, we intend to use sports, exercise and play as tool to support children’s holistic growth.
During the turn of the century our interest in sport and wellbeing has been on the rise. This is due to the achievements in British sport competitions such as England winning the Rugby World Cup in 2003, Liverpool winning the all English 2019 Champions League final and of course the London 2012 Olympics. Stars of the Olympics such as Jessica Ennis-Hill have gone on to become ambassadors for the sports and exercise industry.
Other influences such as Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) have played a major part in recent years for the promotion on healthy eating. His aim to educate people and give them the knowledge to become healthier without having to cut meals out.
By introducing a game like Simon Says, where children follow fun instructions to do certain movements, this can be a great way to get children to do a quick HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workout without directly telling them that they are participating in exercise.
“When I visited the schools, I did something similar and the kids didn’t realise they were doing exercise” Joe Wicks, 2019.
In 2019 one of the breakout stars from the past 10 years, Dina Asher-Smith, became the woman’s World Champion in 200m. Even from a young age Dina knew she wanted to be an Olympian and by having access to coaches and practitioners helped her achieve her goals.
By learning from the fantastic achievements of our national sports teams and individuals, government research, education and dietary needs, we believe that there is a GAP in the childcare and play sector to provide high quality, healthy and fun sports and play provisions.