Our history at a glance:
Positive Lifestyle Centre began in 1996, known as “The Chalkboard Project” and was based at Odsal Stadium home of the Bradford Bulls Rugby League Club.
In 2004, Positive Lifestyle Centre was launched as a new social enterprise non-profit company. We also formed a partnership with Bradford City AFC.
With weekly attendance to our workshops steadily growing year on year, in 2009, Positive Lifestyle Centre gained charitable status.
“There is no guarantee in life of achieving anything but there is one thing for certain and that is a positive lifestyle can only help any of us achieve our goals. Bradford is a great city we are all proud of. OIAM is a great charity at the heart of the city. As a club we support all that One In A Million do and we should be equally proud of the Positive Lifestyle initiative and all it stands for”.
James Mason, Chief Operating Officer, Bradford City AFC
In 2013, Positive Lifestyle came under the governance umbrella of Bradford based children’s charity, One In A Million, taking up residence in their stunning brand new Free School facility situated next door to Bradford City FC’s iconic football stadium.
During 2015, Positive Lifestyle celebrated another exciting milestone with our 25,000th pupil attending one of our workshops. The young man to cross the threshold was called Joshua Williams from Wibsey Primary School who was presented a special Bradford City Home Shirt with the number 25,000 on the back.
In 2016, Positive Lifestyle lead-teacher Clare Sharpe was asked to be a keynote speaker at the Bradford Safeguarding Children’s Board with fellow teachers and heads in attendance from across the city.
As of today, over 34,000 primary school pupils have attended Positive Lifestyle since it began. Since coming under OIAM’s governance, the annual attendance has grown by 93%! An achievement we are very proud of!!