Invicta Grammar Personal Opportunities Programme

Invicta Grammar School offer their pupils a Personal Opportunities Programme (POP) which allows them to enjoy a wide range of enriching Co-Curricular experiences. Every Wednesday afternoon students are able to try new and different activities to enhance their school experience and personal development.

This year, we are offering a varied instructor led exercise class to offer the opportunity to find aspects of fitness that they enjoy and could continue into adult life. It will also help to develop confidence and self-esteem.

We are looking forward to developing our relationship through the POP sessions.

Dementia Friendly Kent Awards Finalists!

We are thrilled to announce that we have been shortlisted in the Dementia Friendly Kent Awards! Maidstone Leisure Centre is a finalist in the Sports and Leisure Organisation Category and our Younger People’s Activity Group is a finalist in the Community and Partnership Project Category.

We will find out how we have done at the Awards afternoon on Friday 5th October.

Young Activity Dementia group

Our Young Activity Dementia group occurs on the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month and is a complete mix of sport, exercise and physical activity.

Despite the funding of these sessions coming to an end, we are continuing these – until Christmas at least! We have had a really positive response to this group in terms or feedback, support… and even an award nomination. Maidstone Leisure Centre is also working towards becoming a more Dementia Friendly environment with over 60 members of staff trained as Dementia Friends.

We are currently looking for male volunteers to help support the sessions. Please get in touch (gabrielle.kay@serco.com), if you are interested in this.

Forthcoming events

Maidstone is host to many sporting events.  Some of the up coming ones can be viewed here.

Funding Updates

Next Funding Round

In our Trustees meeting on 3rd September 2018 we agreed funding for 2 new applicants whose details will be made available shortly.  Our next round of funding will be discussed in our December 3rd meeting.  If you would like to apply for funding for your project or activity you can find out more by clicking here.

Maidstone Swim Relay 2018

Fun For Everyone

The Rotary Club of Maidstone Riverside applied for a grant to fund the staging of the 2018 year’s Maidstone Swim Relay, which was held at Maidstone Leisure Centre on Sunday 25thNovember. This is a charity event which raises funds for both Children-in-Need and the participants chosen charity or activity. Teams of between 4 and 6 swimmers swam for 30 minutes to see how many lengths of the pool the team could achieve in that time. It was a great fun afternoon with teams coming from a wide range of organisations, such as schools, clubs and family teams. In the two previous years that the event has been held, with the support of the Maidstone Leisure Trust and the facilities kindly provided by Maidstone Leisure Centre, over £33,000 has been raised for the charities.  In 2018 a record amount of over £13,500 was raised.

Gabs’ First Post

Hi there, I’m Gabs and I’d like to hear from you about your club or your event to see if there is anything we can do to help you. You can get in touch with me at Maidstone Leisure Centre or by emailing me at gabrielle.kay@serco.com

 

MMK MIND, Forward Thinking Females

Maidstone Leisure Centre working in co-operation with Maidstone & Mid Kent Mind are planning to offer a multi-sport, exercise and activity session at the Leisure Centre, followed by a workshop delivered by MMK MIND. Launching in September it will incorporate physical activity with wellbeing education to help young females overcome anxiety, stress and depression whilst building confidence. See the promotional video here.

We are currently looking for funding to develop an equivalent programme for young males.

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