A big thank you to everyone who came to the screening on Saturday 19th March at the Vestry House Museum.
And a big thank you to Nick and The Stow Film Lounge http://www.stowfilmlounge.com/
Here are a few images from the screening.
We want to share the amazing stories we were told over the last year. Too many to include them all in our film, so please visit our podcast to hear all the stories in full.
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Interview with Hannah Beharry
We were very excited to be joined by Hannah Beharry, Double European Medalist, Nine years as UK Number 1 boxing for England and Great Britain. She spoke about her background and how she became involved in Boxing. It was very interesting to talk to Hannah and we were able to ask some questions about her advice for young people and also to talk to her about our core skills and if she used any of them. She uses all of them! Click the image to visit our podcast and hear Hannah talk – a must!
That’s How I Keep Fit
Not everyone we spoke to actively engages in sporting activities. Some people were more active when they were younger, others enjoyed using dvd’s and exercising in the privacy of their own home. Some people kept fit through daily running around and organizing…
How to do a Rainbow Flip and a Ronaldo Chop
Sadly not one of our best recordings, but a delightful explanation of how to do a Rainbow Flip and a Ronaldo Chop. A young boy with a passion for football.
Sprinting and Rock Climbing
The great thing about interviewing people is that you never know what their story will be. This young lady loves running and she is very good at it. Her story also highlights the importance of chance discoveries and acting on them. A discovery whilst on holiday uncovered a skill for rock climbing.
Cross Country Running
An inspiring story showing the impact of an inspirational teacher. A school running team introduces a young boy to cross country running and he discovers something he is very good at.
Skateboarding Is My Main Sport
Often there is one sport we keep coming back to and persevere with. Since the age of 5 skateboarding has been the main sport and stamina and co-ordination help when in the skate park.
My Favourite Sport is Running
A recurring theme with many people we spoke to was enjoyment of many different sports. For some there is one sport that is a favourite. Running in the park makes it possible to run whenever you want to even after a visit to the Walthamstow Garden Party and taking part in many different activities.
Local Sports And Abilities
At any age, sport can be very beneficial. It is great to try new sports and some take part in many different sports. A young man explains about the different sports he takes part in ; swimming, capoeira and cycling, and talks about the abilities he identified whilst taking part in Sportability.
Enjoying Playing Tennis
How a young man enjoyed playing tennis and seeing all the games
Picking Up The Ball
A lovely description of the Sportability games played at the Walthamstow Garden Party and the skills and abilities demonstrated by the young participant.
A Natural Ability
There is a broad range of sports – sometimes what we take part can be limited to what is available close to where we live or we can learn about different sports through word of mouth. There are also occasions when we are in the right place at the right time and we are introduced to new sports randomly. A climbing wall introduces a young girl to climbing and she discovers a natural ability. Here she explains how she can see the ‘little places where you place your hands.’
Other Sports Help…
A young footballer really enjoys playing football at school. He also takes part in other sports such as swimming and arts activities; drama. He uses skills from different activities to help with his football.
Always Loved Sports
A returning theme is a love of many different sports. Football is a favorite, but cricket and tennis are also very popular. Sometimes, a passion for sports will lead to career.
Common Sense Needed For Football
Good local facilities give access for young people to play sports. These can be very valuable especially when they are affordable for a young person.
Hidden talent and a love of football can reveal itself at any age…
Sometimes the sports we enjoy when we are young are temporarily put on hold. As a young man, cycling was a regular activity and now, other things have taken priority, but the love of cycling is still there and most definitely not forgotten about.
My Proudest Moment
Over the course of the project, we uncovered different sporting stories. Some people have a passion and can take part in many different sports. Others excel at one. Whilst at school, sport is part of the weekly timetable. Some we enjoy, other sports not so much. It is part of growing up and trying new things. Swimming was the sport that Mike shone in – after trying other sports and struggling, being in the house swimming team was his proudest moment.
Football has always been part of my life
During the project we were lucky to speak to many people and one sport kept being mentioned again and again – of course it was football. Different sports were played but for some there is one which is the most important…
Hoop La, Racing and Tennis
There were a number of different games for visitors to take part in during the weekend of the Walthamstow Garden Party in 2015. Sportability teamed up with Salaam Peace who brought with them a fantastic game of short tennis. With expert teaching from Salaam Peace skills improved very quickly, especially for a young boy who had broken his right arm and was playing with his left. A soft ball meant he could play… and he was delighted.
‘More of a walking swimmer…’
Swimming is fantastic exercise and many of those we talked to enjoyed being in the pool. For some the competitive element was a sense of achievement and for others swimming is more about a leisurely gentle approach. Lindsey describes herself as being a ‘walking swimmer’, someone who takes a very gentle approach to swimming. She was inspired by the athletes who competed at the Paralympics during 2012 and later took part in the Swimathon
‘It’s more fun to play as a team’
It’s been really interesting talking to people and finding out about different sports and different reasons for taking part in those sports. Some enjoy the time spent by themselves and others like the shared experience of teamwork. For Ausrine, teamwork is more fun, it helps her to do more. With others around to motivate she feels she can achieve more, it is something that pushes her to find her limits.
Football – A Game You Share
In our latest episode, we hear about a love of football, not just following a team, but the benefits of playing it, at any level, where ever there is a space to set up a pitch and a goal. Also, how even with the influences of life limiting how much you can play, early participation helps the body over the years.
Growing Up And Sailing
Two episodes this week.
Sometimes the sporting activities we have access to are influenced by where we live. Living close to lakes and having regular sailing lessons at school began a life long passion for sailing.
Sometimes the sporting activities we have access to are influenced by where we live. Living close to lakes and having regular sailing lessons at school began a life long passion for sailing. In this second episode we hear about some of the more challenging aspects of sailing on the sea.
Hopping Across The Swimming Pool
A cheeky youthful 25 metres… and loving Lidos and outdoor swimming How perseverance has helped with learning to swim and developing a passion for outdoor swimming.
This week we hear how sport helps a very young person with other skills and how Sportability helped with this young person’s tennis skills.
Newly added, Mike, a retired PE teacher talks about his favorite sports, his sporting heroes and the positive values of sport whatever your involvement.
The first interview is Sab from Salaam Peace. He was interviewed at the Fathers Football, a weekly session run by Salaam Peace through Church Hill Children’s Centre. He talks about his passion for sport and how sports can be used as a way of bringing people together.