Camden Active Spaces

Active Spaces are original, imaginative, challenging and never-before-seen structures in the playgrounds of seven schools. Visit your nearest Active Space for fun, free activities this summer.

Energy Club at Torriano Infant and Junior School: free, drop-in family activities 28 July–29 August 2015,  Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 1 to 4pm.

Energy Club at Argyle School: free, drop-in family activities 29 July–28 August 2015, Wednesdays from 12 noon to 3pm and Fridays from 10am to 1pm. 

Summer Energy Club at Carlton School 23 July- 29 July (excluding weekends) from 9am -1pm. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Carlton on 0207 485 1947. Places are limited.

Active Boost at Carlton Primary school and St Dominics Primary school starts September 2015, free healthy living programme combining active play with education for children aged 5-18yrs and parents/carers. At other locations this summer, call 0208 323 1725 to find out more.

Free Parkour course for girls at Acland Burghley secondary school starts Monday 10 August – Friday 14 August 2015, 2-4pm, for young people aged 14-19, sign up at Camden Summer University.

Free Parkour course at Acland Burghley secondary school starts Monday 17 August – Friday 21 August 2015, 2-4pm, for young people aged 14-19, sign up at Camden Summer University.

Active fitness sessions at Haverstock Secondary school for pupils in year 6- 8:  3-4pm Monday 20th July, Wednesday 22nd July, Monday 27th July, Wednesday 29th July

Fab Fitness for girls at Haverstick secondary school for pupils in years 9- 12: 11-12pm, Tuesday 21st July, Thursday 23rd July, Tuesday 28th July, Thursday 30th July.

Camden Active Spaces

Inspired by Proactive Camden, Camden’s strategic partnership, Active Spaces are designed to provide greater and more varied opportunities for pupils to be physically active.

“This has rejuvenated a part of the playground that was completely underused.  Already there are queues to use the machines and the tranquillity is enjoyed by everyone.  What was a very passive space is now a very active one.” John Dowd, Headteacher, Haverstock Secondary School

“We are absolutely delighted with the new playground. It is fun challenging and looks great. The children have already developed their confidence and discovered new talents” Jemima Wade, Headteacher, Argyle Primary School

Designs are imaginative with the inclusion of bespoke climbing structures, rope and timber trails, trampolines, football pitches, and a mixture of outdoor play and gym equipment "Because all this new equipment has been built, it made everyone more excited, have more fun and be active” Deqa (age 11), Argyle Primary School

Community use

Schools will take full ownership to maximise school and community use and will be supported to build new relationships with the local community and inspire organisations to be more active, “Camden Active Spaces has given the school and local community a unique opportunity to contribute to the design of an innovative outdoor learning environment” Helen Bruckdorfer, Headteacher, Torriano Junior School. Active Spaces are intended for use by Parent Teacher Associations, children services, community clubs and sports organisations,

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The Active Spaces project has been delivered in partnership with Camden Council’s Sports and Physical Activity Team and Children, Schools and Families, Camden CCG, ProActive Camden (Jubilee Hall Trust, Central YMCA, GLL),  Camden and Islington Public Health, Erect Architecture with Wayward Plants, LUC and Developing Projects.

Students at each school are taking part in a University study to evaluate the impact on their physical activity and health. The Institute of Sport Exercise and Health and researchers from University College London will monitor and evaluate the project over the first 12 months.

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