'Inspiring, engaging, motivating'
'Captures pupils’ imagination and makes it real'
'A common language, process and shared experience that means we get along better and the pupils learn faster'
Jackie Scarf, Year 6 & PE teacher, Riverside Junior School, Calderdale
'Andy is an inspirational role model who makes it fun and brings it to life'
'It’s value-driven program across the whole school – parents and teachers as well'
'Inclusivity: Pupils own the target and could all contribute at their own level'
'Pupils are more active which means they concentrate better and learn faster'
Sue Marshall, Headteacher, Cowling primary school, Keighley
'It made us think differently about key subjects and change to a ‘life-skill’ approach'
'Pupils were highly engaged by real-life learning that continued at home and culminated in fundraising for a high profile national cause'
'Teachers had something new, relevant and inspiring to work with over the winter months'
Jo Hughes-Hutchins, Deputy Head Caton Primary School
Introducing pupils, staff and parents to thinking, learning and doing skills of an endurance athlete and inspiring, encouraging children and adults to complete their 268 cumulative miles as part of Cracking The Spine running challenge for Sport Relief. Watch the film
Eight Cat D prisoners took part in a six week Transitions program culminated in an indoor triathlon race in front of family and friends. Participants learned a goal-orientated way of thinking and working together so that they could make a positive and lasting transition back into mainstream society.
NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training)
Six young people from Rathbone’s (The Young People Charity) Carlisle centre took part in the Transitions learning program. Key outcomes were raised aspirations expressed as SMART goals with the confidence and skills to persevere through setbacks and achieve them. Participants trained for and completed a mini-triathlon and learned skills designed to increase personal resilience.
13 Schools Take On A Pennine Way Running Challenge for Sport Relief
22 students at Settle College, North Yorkshire completed a triathlon-based learning program that had them completing their own race and organising an event for Year 7 pupils. Photos from the event
Year 10-11 Key Stage Transitions
'Students who are usually seen as disruptive/disaffected are now doing well and achieving'
'Attendance has improved at school'
'Attendance & performance at exam revision classes has improved'
'Better behaviour around school particularly in maths/science where the boys are much better'
'Happier students = happier staff'
These are the projects Andy has designed and delivered that now form the basis of the work of RFYL CIC
Andy has previously worked with National Offender Management Service Attendance Centres in Cumbria that rehabilitate young people serving non-custodial sentences.
Connections Careers Service
120 young people at Stephenson College, Leicestershire took part in a comprehensive Transitions-type program designed by Andy to better equip them with skills and attitudes for success in the world of work.
We are working with the Margaret Carey Foundation to put together a funded proposition for YOI Deerbolt where MCF have a bicycle recycling workshop.
The project is designed to accelerate and embed Attitude Thinking & Learning skills for the young men of the workshop program by improving their physical and mental health and their emotional resilience.
We are developing programs with HMP Wymott and HMP Stafford looking at the different use of sport and PE to improve resilience and life chances
We are being supported by:
Prof Rosie Meek (Evaluation Partner)
Alliance of Sport (Governance Partner)
Andy has now completed his practitioner training and is now part of the volunteer team with Restorative Justice Lancashire