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Project Balance Brings Winter Sports Skills to Westminster Students

This June, ActiveWestminster are working closely with GB Snowsport to help launch Project Balance, a pilot progamme that is part of a wider drive to build interest in snow sports ahead of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

The pilot programme is being offered to children who attend the Westminster Academy in Westbourne Green and will enrich mainstream PE delivery while offering students a new and exciting opportunitiy to experience both the physical and mental wellbeing benefits of snowsports.

To support the programme, ActiveWestminster have facilitated the use of the nearby Royal Oak Skate Park. During the sessions, students will be instructed by snowboarding coaches leveraging the transferable skills of skateboarding to establish new connections between young people living in urban areas and the country’s snowsport programme.

While sessions take place parts of the skate park may be unavailable for use by casual users.

Session times

Tuesday 15 June, 3pm – 4:30pm

Tuesday 22 June, 3pm – 4:30pm

Tuesday 29 June, 10am – 12pm

Subsequent Tuesdays, 3pm – 4:30pm

To find out more about the programme, including part of the announcement by Vicky Gosling, Chief Executive of GB Snowsport, head to the GB Snowsport website.

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