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Boys Move 2022-23

Boys Move is a professional development programme run by the Youth Sport Trust using sport to address the mental health and wellbeing of adolescent boys and engaging them with learning.

The vision of the programme is to support working class boys to increase their physical activity, improve their mental health and wellbeing and unlock their potential.

The participants taking part in the Boys Move programme were chosen by the director of inclusion. The boys were identified for the project as they struggled to control their emotions or demonstrated negative mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.

The aim of the project was to equip the boys with the tools to manage their emotions inside and outside school through understanding how they reacted in different situations and developing mechanisms to display positive reactions. This was done through practical and classroom based activities.

The programme was made up of 16 boys in 3 different school year groups from year 7 to year 9; 6 in year 7, 4 in year 8 and 6 in year 9. After the completion of the programme the boys were awarded with an active trip away from the school at an indoor rock-climbing centre in Birmingham.

Download our Boys Move Case Study below.