Squash Squared , a local project run by Sacred Heart Primary School

Big Local SW11 is delighted to have awarded a small grant to Math & Squash

Squash Squared Mission statement :

“Squash Squared is dedicated to addressing disadvantage faced by motivated  London youth by using squash and extra curricular academic tutoring to give every individual the same opportunity to enjoy their lives, learn and fulfil their potential “

Founded in 2015 and the first of its kind in the UK, Squash Squared is registered charity which provides selected, deserving primary school children with after-school extra curricular tutoring and introduces them to the sport of squash.

History of Urban Squash

‘URBAN SQUASH’ – AN ESTABLISHED AMERICAN MODEL
Originating in Boston in 2006, the innovation of connecting squash with education as ‘Urban
Squash’ has now produced 17 programmes operating across America, currently supporting 1500 disadvantaged children from 8yr olds through to high school.
The results are impressive, with 97% of them then graduating from high school and going on to college.

NOW THIS SUCCESS IS WORKING IN LONDON

Since 2015 Sacred Heart Primary School in Battersea, have been piloting the UK’s first version of the American Urban Squash model – a Squash & Maths programme – initiating a partnership with South London’s prestigious Wimbledon Club and its squash director Stacey Ross.
The programme involved a group of up to 25 pupils being escorted to the Club twice a week after school. They were then split into two simultaneously operating sessions: one group
learning/playing squash, while the others did maths.
After an hour they would swap over.

Check this film about them made by Sandra Munoz for Keepsake Videos, a local filmmaker

Find more about Squash Squared on their website

www.squashsquared.com

Community Fitness Programme

Enable Leisure and Culture has been commissioned with an amount of £4,500 to deliver a Community Fitness programme plus £4,500 for community grants.

The setup and development of physical activity sessions in BLSW11 is a key element of their proposal. BLSW11 wants to help residents who are in most need of increasing their physical activity levels. National and local evidence tells us that our most inactive groups are:

Older people (50+)
Females
Those living in poverty and deprivation
Black and minority ethnic groups
People living with a disability or long term health condition

BLSW11 is fortunate to have several established community organisations that are best placed to reach many of these target groups who often do not engage with open access mainstream activities.
For more information open or download this flyer:

Battersea Together – Community Leaders Exchange

A CEO network to inspire and develop charity leaders


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Big Local SW11 is please to announce a new and exciting initiative with The Katherine Low Settlement and Thameside Enterprise – a social enterprise with experience in community leadership training.


What is Battersea Together?
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It is a leadership development programme specifically designed to inspire and develop charity and social enterprise leaders to develop personally and grow their organisations.

A proven leadership concept in which like-minded people come together in a facilitated, confidential environment to share ideas, and give and take advice.
Members learn from and with each other by discussing and sharing actual challenges and dilemmas.
Members give each other valuable feedback and support drawing on their own experiences and skills.
We meet monthly with around 10 members and have guest speakers chosen by the members
An experienced and independent Chair ensures a safe and confidential environment. Accountability to help you achieve organisation and personal goals
Meetings are held at the offices of local businesses in order to encourage greater engagement with the community sector

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Become a Founding member!
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If you are interested in attending and becoming a founding member or would simply like to hear more please contact the Battersea Together Chair, Steve Mathews on [email protected]