Switching Play is an initiative for young people aged 13-16, who are feeling isolated, not fully engaging in school and have an interest in football and physical activities.
Big Hearts is running a 6-week programme for people who are looking for a fresh start to build a better path going forward.
- Delivered by expert partners, programme topics include:
– Drugs, Vaping and Alcohol Awareness
– Gambling Awareness
– Fire Safety
– Mental health
- Participants will have the opportunity to volunteer in their local communities.
- The programme is suitable for young people who:
– Are aged 13-16
– Are yet to identify their next positive step
– Are interested in football and making a difference in their local community
- The outcomes we aim to achieve:
– Confidence – Increase maturity, self worth and sense of identity.
– Relationships – show positive impacts on relationship building between other young people, staff, police and external tutors. Recreate connections with school for pupils disengaging.
– Health & Wellbeing – Promote physical activity, including playing sport and outdoor walks and receiving reliable information from SAMH and Alcohol/Drug awareness talks.
– Life Skills -Develop a variety of skills from Scottish Fire and Rescue and Police Scotland.
– Learning and encouraging aspiration and ambition – Opportunities to volunteer and do something positive within the community.
Switching Play is held within Tynecastle Park, the home of Heart of Midlothian FC. One day a week young people attend courses at the Stadium, these include class time and physical activity.
For more information on referrals please contact firstname.lastname@example.org – 07435 904 935.