New 'road to Paris' project launched to get Coventry children more active - The Coventry Observer

New 'road to Paris' project launched to get Coventry children more active

Coventry Editorial 2nd Apr, 2023   0

CITY school pupils have teamed up with Coventry United football club to kick off a new project aiming to help children be more active.

A group of 40 pupils from four Coventry schools gathered at Corpus Christi catholic primary school to launch the project.

It aims to help youngsters host sporting activities in their schools and communities in the build-up to the 2024 Olympics, which will culminate in a Road to Paris sports festival this summer.

It also aims to help boost participation in sports across all backgrounds and abilities.

The schools recently completed a year-long engagement project in the build-up to last year’s Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

Groups of 10 pupils from Finham Park 2, Earlsdon Primary School, Riverbank Academy and Corpus Christi got things under way with a special session around ball sports.

The activities were led by Coventry United midfielder Anna Wilcox and youngsters also got in the groove with Dance Works Coventry.

Corpus Christi’s PE teacher Harry Clark said: “I’d like to thank our guests from Coventry United and Elite Dance Academy for leading some engaging sessions that showed how we can cater to a range of abilities – which is a huge motivation for the Road to Paris project.

“We look forward to seeing what we can achieve in the coming months in the hope that we can make a lasting difference to sports and leisure engagement across the city.”


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