Changing people's lives through sport around Burgess Park
"School holidays can be stressful periods for children from low-income families. Poor provision of appropriate childcare, limited access to enrichment activities, and food insecurity mean that children's health and well-being can suffer, and their learning stagnates or declines".
Since 2016 Burgess Sports has introduced healthy food within its holiday.
We started our charity to help children in a very urban and under privileged area of London. Our mission is to provide young people a unique opportunity to develop leadership, organizational and physical management skills in a fun and safe supportive learning environment in which participants can build a sense of community.
Our programmes are made up of children from different ethnic, socioeconomic, religious, and cultural backgrounds. Sports creates bridges where boundaries usually exist, giving participants a lesson in teamwork, empathy for their teammates and respect for their opponents. Sport stresses the positive effects of participation in learning the important life skills of goal setting … the development of a strong sense of morality; and the development of an appreciation of diversity.
Burgess Sports believes that children and adults flourish best in an ordered environment in which everyone knows what is expected of them and children are free to play without fear of being hurt or disturbed by others.
Burgess Sports aim to provide an environment in which children can develop self-discipline and self-esteem in an atmosphere of mutual respect and encouragement. (for policies and handbook visit information)