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QPR Healh Stars

QPR Health Stars Project

The Premier League Charitable Fund PFA funded project is coming towards its second year of delivery. Since the project’s launch in September 2012, it has engaged with 11 of the primary schools in North Hammersmith and Fulham. The innovative health and well-being programme provides approximately 90 students at each school with a comprehensive six week healthy lifestyle curriculum to empower the borough’s young people to become healthy adults. The fun and interactive classroom sessions aim to stimulate discussions on the importance of physical activity; a plentiful diet; maintaining good oral hygiene and not smoking as an adult. QPR Health Stars is delivered in partnership with Phoenix Family and Community Engagement; Kickbutt; Hammersmith Community Gardens Association; Tri-borough Public Health and the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Trust. All of the project’s content and learning materials have been formulated in accordance with the National Curriculum, Every Child Matters, UNICEF Rights of a Child and Healthy Schools Guidelines. To ensure the health and wellbeing messages from the classroom are transferred to the home, parent workshops are facilitated by our trained health professionals to ensure positive lifestyle choices are undertaken by the whole family.

The programme also offers schools the opportunity to extend their physical activity provision by offering a years’ worth of after-school multi-sports. Family learning is inherently important and as such family zumba sessions are often delivered within the school setting to encourage families to become more active together. Additional family learning opportunities are provided through our weekend Cook N’ Eat, Move Your feet sessions at Phoenix High School and through our holiday programme. Over the next academic year we hope to have delivered the project to eligible primary schools within the area whilst ensuring the schools that have already benefitted have maintained their enhanced knowledge through our refresher workshops. 

As such the Trust believes that through QPR Health Stars holistic approach serves to empower local schools and parents to actively assist in facilitating positive life-long health and well-being behaviours in the children of North Hammersmith & Fulham.

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Other ways in which QPR in the Community Trust are addressing the health inequalities of the local population:

  • The Extra Time Club which increases the physical activity levels of local residents aged 60 and above.

  • Actively participating in the H&F, RBKC and Westminster CSPAN’s and tri-borough healthy schools network.

  • Working in partnership with the health agencies and fellow football clubs to advocate key health messages to our fan base on match days.

  • Delivering a varied range of workshops across other areas of the Community Trust such as our successful Tiger Cubs Cooking Club.

  • Extending the delivery of QPR Health Stars in to RBKC Primary Schools.

  • Promoting the importance of healthy active lifestyles to the parents of Hillingdon primary school pupils.

  • Delivering match day health checks in partnership with Chelsea Westminster Hospital Trust.

 

 

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