Active Families

Ask any teacher what one key factor can lead to a child's love of learning and academic progress and they'll give you the same answer: it begins at home.

If a parent or carer is engaged in a child's school life, the positives can flow from there.

And the same is true of physical activity and leading a healthy, active lifestyle

It's all too easy for parents to allow the trappings of modern life to have a negative impact on the well-being of themselves and their children. Television, computer games and social media can expand our minds and deliver new experiences – but at the cost of making our lives increasingly sedentary.

Parents and carers have a vital role to play in engaging their children in lifelong physical activity.

Delivered in your school, Aspire's Active Families programme is designed to introduce and develop awareness of the benefits of a healthy, active lifestyle in a fun, challenging and practical manner.

We use physical activity as the driving force to enhance self-esteem and confidence while increasing participation trends.

Active Families can be tailor-made to meet your needs and can be delivered in curricular or extra-curricular time.

Sustainability is key, which is why all participating families are given equipment and resources to help them continue to engage in physical activity once the programme has finished.

For more information on our Active Families programme, please contact Dan on 0121 663 1979 or email


The Active Families Programme In Birmingham

We were invited by a charity to deliver an eight-week programme in 11 primary schools in the Erdington and Aston area of Birmingham.

The aim was to improve the health of both children and parents by combatting sedentary lifestyles and increasing the amount of time spent physically active each week.

A wider aim of the programme was to promote healthy eating tips and lifestyle pointers through the inclusion of nutritional content in each session.

Aspire provided specialist equipment to support the participants’ understanding of healthy, active lifestyles. Food group replicas, healthy eating plate floor mats, portion size fruit guides and key information posters were integrated into physical activity sessions to allow active learning to take place.

As well as becoming more active and better informed parents, the programme also strengthened the home-school link for many families.

The Big Numbers

100% of parents said they would continue to do physical activities with their children after the programme had finished.

95.83% of parent respondents felt that they had increased their involvement in their child’s school since the programme began.

83.67% of children said they had spent more time doing physical activity with their parents since the start of Active Families.

There was a 47.4% increase in activity levels for parents as a result of taking part in the programme. Parents took part in physical activity for 30 minutes, an average of 2.4 times per week, before the programme started. This increased to an average of 3.5 times per week after the programme.

A 38.8% rise in portions of fruit and vegetables eaten per day. Families recorded an average of 2.8 servings prior to the programme, rising to an average of 3.8 servings after the programme.

An 11.7% reduction in hours spent per night in sedentary activities. Families spent an average of 2.9 hours per night before the programme, which reduced to an average of 2.5 hours after the programme.


Aspire's organisation – from project management, back office administration and on ground delivery – has been incredibly good which has enabled the programme to not only be a success but we have been able to include a much larger number than originally thought.

Catherine Stephenson
Staffordshire County Council

Aspire offer a positive ongoing relationship, consistent high-quality team members through different programmes and peace of mind

Hillary Primary School

Aspire offer us reliability, a high standard of tuition & flexibility

St Margaret's CE Primary School

Our children have enjoyed the approach to maths, through the Maths on the Move Programme - it focuses their learning and shows them the importance of maths in everything (it's not just a subject).

St Mary's RC Primary School

This is the 3rd time that my children have come to Aspire Active Camps, they love it and are already asking to go back! My younger daughter is brimming with confidence from her new-found sports skills and my older daughter has discovered a love for basketball. Top marks for the team all round!

Active Camps Parent 6/9/16

We have worked with Aspire Sports for over five years. The quality of delivery has always been excellent. The coaches are well qualified, knowledgeable and child friendly.

Sue Bailey
The Arthur Terry School

WSAS have had an extremely positive and long standing relationship with Aspire Sports. The feedback from our schools has been outstanding and we always achieve our pass rate targets. We communicate regularly, the support staff are always on hand to help out and are very professional and friendly. Aspire always go beyond our expectations.

Faye Haworth
Wilson Stuart Active Society

My child loves the range of activities on offer. I am always impressed by the positive, professional and friendly team both at the camp and the office.

Active Camp Parent 31/10/16