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April 12, 2016

Sport and education combine to improve life chances for young people in London

Last Friday, over 90 young people from across London came together for an educational sporting event that inspired and captured their imaginations, supported by 25 Deutsche Bank volunteers.

The first SPORT-to-EDUCATE tournament, part of our sporteducate programme, took place at the Globe Academy in Elephant & Castle and combined innovative educational sessions with sporting activities, designed to develop key life skills and to educate young people about a range of pertinent issues, using sport as the central theme. The informal workshops focused on mental and sexual health, tackling discrimination, personal finance, improving communication skills, and raising aspirations, led by former Olympian and GB track cyclist, Bryan Steele.

Complementing the day’s educational activities were a range of sporting activities, which are traditionally difficult to access and not often played by young people living in central London. Among which were golf, rowing, cricket, rugby, tennis and basketball.

The young people that took part in the tournament all attend one of the 33 community sport clubs supported by sporteducate, and benefit from regular supplementary educational, employability and mentoring sessions as part of the programme.

Richard Moffat, GTO Financial Controller and volunteer on the day said “It was great that so many young people could come together to engage in a day of sport and education. This is the third time I’ve volunteered at a sporteducate event and it was fantastic to see firsthand, the increase in confidence and development of participants’ skills throughout the day.”

Sporteducate is a pioneering sport for development programme in partnership between Deutsche Bank’s Born to Be youth engagement programme and the charity Sported, which improves the life chances of young people from some of the capital’s most deprived areas.

Find out more about our other sports based programmes at Born to Be.

 



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