Helping children and young people to be fit for their future.
Movement Evolution Scotland CIC is a not for profit organisation with three key social objectives.These are:
We aim to improve the health and wellbeing of the population of North East Scotland and beyond, reducing the strain on the NHS and other state services by:
- to increase participation in ‘free spirit’ sports and physical activities in North East Scotland;
- to improve the health and wellbeing of the population of North East Scotland; and
- to close the attainment gap in the North East of Scotland through physical activity and ‘free spirit’ sports. We are determined to ensure that children have the opportunity to access quality movement education and a variety of sports which will encourage them to discover a lifelong love of physical activity. By creating environments which promote learning through fun and freedom, young people can develop their athletic ability and grow to become socially skilled, confident, healthy individuals.
We aim to increase participation in ‘free spirit’ sports and physical activities by:
- Increasing the number of children taking part in the recommended amount of quality physical activity.
- Improving the quality of physical movement and fitness sessions delivered to children and young people.
- Inspiring all children to find sports or physical activities that they enjoy, increasing the number of individuals with a lifelong love of physical movement and activity, so they can be fit for life.
- Increasing knowledge and understanding of healthy exercise and fundamental movement protocols for children and young people, including best practice delivery.
- Increasing engagement with the outdoors, and the environment around us, to support positive physical and mental well being.
- Increasing the number of children who can benefit from quality physical activity sessions by developing more professionals, with expertise surrounding healthy exercise and fundamental movement protocols for children and young people.
We aim to close the attainment gap in the North East of Scotland through physical activity and ‘free spirit’ sports by:
- Providing more opportunities for children to engage with ‘free spirit’ sports and physical activities, these are sports which can be enjoyed individually and non-competitively such as; skateboarding, skiing, and parkour (among others) and therefore can be more appealing for many individuals.
- Working in partnership with sports governing bodies and other organisations to engage in quality sports development programmes in North East Scotland for ‘free spirit’ sports and physical activity.
- Increasing access to quality physical activity for all, including fundamental movement, fitness and free spirit sports, regardless of socio-economic background.
- Inspiring all children and young people to find sports or physical activities that they enjoy, so they can be fit for life, both physically and mentally.
- Reducing pressure on primary classroom teachers who may not be competent or confident in teaching fundamental movements, fitness and 'free-spirit' sports.
- Providing opportunities for young people to develop transferable life skills in a sport and physical activity context, including by providing employment opportunities.
To do all this we are reliant on trading income, grants and fundraising - where you come in! We are very grateful for your support.