Recent NHS research (2016) has shown that young people are increasingly struggling to maintain healthy, active lifestyles.
Developed by Get Set, the official youth engagement programme of the British Olympic Association and British Paralympic Association, with the support of Sport England, UK Anti-Doping and the English Institute of Sport, Think Real aims to inspire young people aged 11–16 to make healthy, informed decisions.
Responding to the challenges faced by young people at all levels of sporting involvement – from the barriers preventing 88% of young people aged 13–15 from meeting their daily recommended physical activity allowance, to concerns surrounding the pressures of youth sporting competitions and doping in amateur sport – the resources are designed to tackle a variety of topics linked to healthy habits.
By discussing subjects such as getting active, healthy eating, supplement use, sleep hygiene, recovery, training doping in sport and stress, Think Real encourages all young people to make their own decisions and approach their health and habits as a whole.
A number of resources are available to use including adaptable presentations, student activity sheets, expert information and engaging films, and the resources are flexible and varied.
With ‘class’ resources aimed at a general audience for delivery in PSHE, and ‘team’ resources for GCSE PE students (or those engaged in extra-curricular sport) Think Real allows teachers and leaders to select activities to suit and support students at all stages of their school life, or levels of sport.