Service children and their schools team up with Forces Fitness,  Flintshire County Council and SSCE Cymru for a fantastic day of  funactivities  to improve their  Health, Well-being and Building Resilience in Flintshire!!

The event took place over two days the first day was held at the amazing location of Ty Calon, Flintshire and saw schools from Sandycroft County Primary School, Ysgol Ty Ffynnon, Mountain Lane C.P. School, Sealand Primary School, Ysgol Bryn Gwalia, Rhos Helyg County Primary School, Queensferry & Ysgol Merllyn.  With the second day engaging with Gwenymynydd, Ysgol Y Waun, Ysgol Maes glas and Maes Y Felin take part in some amazing fun activities team building activities.

It’s fantastic to see our children outside in the great outdoors having fun, with so many smiles. the event was supported by Flintshire County Council and SSCE Cymru.

The days consisted of  a team of highly qualified Military veterans delivering inspiring fun sessions based around health, well-being and building resilience, giving the pupils taking part something to really smile about! We all know that being active with physical activity boosts our health and ability to resist and overcome illness. This day cemented that along with some fantastic tips on diet and nutrition. 

The challenges all contained elements of fitness, mental and team building challenges that promote communication skills whilst working together to overcome problems. Almost 300 learners took part over the two days and  It was great see from the learner feedback forms that  100% of all the attendees would like to do similar activities again and 99.66% of the attendees said they had fun!

Forces Fitness is a multi-award winning company including GOLD ERS Awards holders from the MOD, Education Provider of the year at the National Fitness Awards and Children Activity Awards Wales business of the of the year.  We provide a number services from, Employability retreats, Health and Well-Being workshops and Full Board Residential Boot camps. They also work closely with many businesses, organisations, sports clubs, schools, colleges and universities. All their sessions are instructed by either ex or serving members of the armed forces. They have appeared on multiple TV programmes on BBC1, BBC1 Wales and also Cardiff TV, including Alfie’s Army with Gareth ‘Alfie’ Thomas and Lets get a good thing with Kevin Duala.

A statement from Sean Molino BCA Managing Director of Forces Fitness Ltd

‘All our team are so pleased to see the smiles on the children’s faces whilst coming together, sharing stories and and meeting other service children in the area. The pupils had so much fun during the day whilst learning some really valuable life lessons around health and well-being’ and it was great to see them working together to overcome challenges with huge smiles on their faces.’

Cara LLoyd Roberts – SSCE Cymru, Regional School Liaison Officer – Service Children (North Wales)

I’d like to say a huge thank you to Sean and his team for coming up to Flintshire and bringing our service children and their peers together for a fantastic day of fun activities. It has been brilliant to see those Service children come together and really get stuck in and enjoying themselves. The feedback from all has been fantastic!

Jane Borthwick, B.Ed  ( Learning Advisor Flintshire County Council)

We had a fantastic two days with Forces Fitness which developed our pupils confidence , resilience and engagement. All  pupils left the days smiling and empowered to do more than they believed they could . The team are excellent role models and we are all looking forward to a follow up day in the summer for more of our forces pupils .

For more information on our school sessions click here: SCHOOLS & COLLEGES – Forces Fitness

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