Most often, children and young people access the One In A Million community offer through our ‘Engagement’ activities such as a Kidz Club’ taking place after school at one of our 5 Community Hubs in Bierley, Canterbury, Keighley, Manningham and Windhill (Shipley).
Community Engagement is tailored around the needs of children aged between 5-19yrs and the needs for that city ward. The diversity of our programmes is run by our qualified Community Activators who are supported by a dedicated volunteer team.
The children and young people that access our Community offer get to go on recreational and educational trips. For some, this may be a first experience – we call this a ‘threshold’ experience.
‘Enrichment’ activities, commonly known as a ‘Taster’ experience, are themed around Sports, the Arts and Enterprise.
For convenience they are often run parallel to the schedule of our Engagement activities such as Kidz Clubs. For example a child might attend Kidz Club for 2 hours and programmed within this period there will be a 1 hour Enrichment activity being delivered by a qualified coach.
If one of our young ones shows an interest, willingness and has a passion for a particular activity, for example dance, drama, media, music, football, cricket, athletics, rugby and so on, we will identify this and create a pathway for them to attend an Enhancement (development) Programme which is the third level of our ‘Strategic Development Pathways’ pyramid. They are significantly more targeted in activity structure and are delivered by specialist coaches. This is not only to help them to enjoy and improve but to try and help build a CV on their pathway to employment.
Enhancement Programme’s provide opportunities for children and young people to access excellence, hence the reason we formalise Community Partnerships with the organisations we do, for example: Bradford City Football Club, Yorkshire County Cricket, Bradford Bulls Rugby Club, and of course our Free School! We have access to sessional coaches that are professionals in their field. For many, this level of coaching, training and education is something they may never normally have access to.
The Engagement Programme created for our children and young people in our communities, and the Enrichment Programme created for our school students come together to provide mixed development groups through our Enhancement Programme.
All children who come to One In A Million, therefore, have access to excellent provision offered by some of the best coaches and practitioners linked to our partners!
Gifted and Talented
For children and young people that are enjoying Community Engagement, Enrichment and Enhancement Programmes, the professional sessional coaches are encouraged to identify those that may have untapped skills and potential and lead them through a One In A Million pathway connecting them to one of our Community Partners.