Live It And Get Active

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Live it & Get Active was founded in 2017 by Gurmeet Singh & Matthew Jenkinson. In 2016, Gurmeet & Matty both graduated with degrees in Nutrition and Sports. Soon after, both Gurmeet & Matty applied for a graduate internship at Tees Valley Sport (one of the more popular internships through Teesside University, with only 1 position available). After interviews TVS felt both Gurmeet & Matty were a fit for the role, so decided to take both graduates on. Working together for the first time both Gurmeet & Matty forged a very close friendship and even better working relationship. Both graduates quickly noticed through their roles as Sports Development Officers, the level of fitness, athleticism and understanding of nutrition in local primary schools was very low, and therefore felt there was something that was needed to be done about this. During their role, Gurmeet & Matty devised a simple exercise and nutrition programme and piloted this in 5 different primary schools. Their work received excellent feedback from all of the schools, and some schools where even willing to pay to keep the programmes going. During this time, towards the end of the 3-month internship, Teesside University business school; launch pad was offering a free 12-week business start-up mentoring programme called ‘FUEL’ with the opportunity to pitch for funding at the end. Both Gurmeet and Matty thought it was a good opportunity to enrol onto the programme during the internship. Fuel helped to develop the idea into a fully functional business. Both felt like the business structure would function better as a community interest company as the primary aim was helping the community, and so as much profit could be put back into helping children as possible. At the end of the fuel programme the graduates both pitched for funding, competing against 12 over businesses. The funders really understood the idea and loved the passion and motivation displayed by Gurmeet & Matty and decided to fund the business with £5,000 to help it start up. Since then, Live it & Get Active have worked with over 10,000 pupils in over 25 different primary schools, received over £60,000 of funding to help children receive free hot food, sports and education around nutrition and developed jobs for young apprentices in Teesside looking to work with children in sports, fitness and nutrition. Live it & Get Active will continue to work to improve the provision of PE, fitness and nutrition education in primary schools and continue to help children develop a fit and healthy lifestyle which can be passed on for the next generation.
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Pupils Taught Weekly
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Clubs Delivered Weekly
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Schools Worked: in the space of 4 years
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Teachers Supported
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Funding Invested into Improving Health of Children
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Different Sports Delivered
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Different Fitness Classes Delivered
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Qualified Coaches Employed

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