Coach brings a touch of reality

Coach brings a touch of reality

A former Team GB coach is hoping gymnastics lessons she has developed will help primary school children to become passionate about physical activity.

Sarah Moon, the rhythmic gymnastics team coach for the London 2012 Olympics, says her Real Gym lessons combine her experience with “elite level gymnastics and work in schools” and aim to develop skills in a “fun, inclusive and holistic” way.

“We can’t escape the fact that in many areas the sporting world is in crisis. Now, it’s more important than ever to go back to the grassroots and look at how we are nurturing a positive relationship and love of sport and PE in all young people.

“This is what the Real Gym programme does. Without this new approach, the legacy that we talked about after the London 2012 Olympics will not exist.”

The programme focuses on developing fundamental movement skills, behaviours, physical literacy, and emotional and thinking skills.

Visit www.createdevelopment.co.uk to find out more

Pic: Pupils at Woodhill School, south London, take part in a Real Gym session