- Posted by Chris Lincoln
- On 13th September 2017
Evolve, the multi-award winning social enterprise with offices in Keighley and Birmingham, continue to earn praise for their efforts to help children perform better in school by supporting their health and wellbeing.
Evolve was awarded the title of Yorkshire and Humberside Social Enterprise of the Year 2016 and is now in the final of Birmingham Social Enterprise of the Year 2017 – which it previously won in 2015.
The work of Evolve, which operates under the Project HERO banner, has caught the eye of the Royal Society of Public Health who have named Evolve as one of three finalists in their Healthier Lifestyle Award. The prestigious prize recognises the effectiveness of projects and programmes that improve the lifestyles of the most vulnerable and supports people to make healthier lifestyle choices.
Headteachers deploy Evolve Health Mentors into schools where they inspire children to be more physically active as well as mentoring pupils to improve their mental wellbeing. This year sees an exciting new addition to the offering in the form of developing the cognitive skills of pupils so that they can perform better at school.
Another significant step forward has been the creation of a Master’s Degree (MSc and MA) in Health Mentoring, created in partnership with Newman University, Birmingham. Evolve Director Graham Morgan has already enrolled on the course.
Further recognition has come in the form of an invite for Graham to speak at the upcoming Westminster Education Forum Keynote Seminar in October. Graham has spoken at many national conferences and wishes to see education and health come together in schools.
“Both the physical and mental health of our children are reaching an alarming state. It is time that health became a key subject on the school curriculum. The current policy of hoping that we can improve disengaged and inactive children’s health through sport has been seen to fail over the past thirty years. It is time for health to be approached directly as a priority in our schools”, explained Graham.
The work of Evolve has been independently researched by Leeds Beckett University and LKMco. It has received high praise for an impact on positive behaviour change for children situated in schools located around challenging and disadvantaged areas.
For more details contact Graham Morgan- Mobile: 07713251406 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org