The HOTS Final is nearly here !

On Saturday 2nd July Children from Schools and Youth Centres across Hounslow will converge on the Civic Centre to battle it out to become the HOTS Wii Champion 2011!

The HOTS – (Hold On To Sports) was set up in September 2009. Officially recognised as the London Borough of Hounslow’s London 2012 Olympics Project, The HOTS is designed provide a chance for non-sporty young people to get involved in sports. The project encourages children who enjoy playing computer games to learn more about sports and have a go at a ‘real’ non virtual sport

The project also gives the students a chance to learn about Physio, Dietitians, PR Managers and Trainers – key people who support a world class athelete. For Each role (Physio, Dietitians, PR Managers and Trainers) the children have to complete small tasks. The children submit their work online which is then judged by an expert panel. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals are awarded for the best work created.

The HOTS final on the 2nd July will be a chance for all the children involved in the project to get together, receive their awards and certificates and see who is the best Wii Athlete in the Borough in a super play off!

TWC @ The BFI

A massive congratulations to students from Acton High School, Villiers High School, Blair Peach Primary School, Capital City Academy and Featherstone High School who took part in the West London Screening Celebration at the BFI on the South Bank today. Held in conjunction with Creative Partnerships, this morning the TWC Team were joined by over 150 students from across West London to share films created by the young people.

Contact Sarah Hoyle- Project Consultant for more details: sarah@togetherwecreate.org.uk
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E-Safe in Camden

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Earlier on this month, TWC supported E-Safety Workshops run as part of Camden Junior Citizens Scheme.

The Camden Junior Citizen Scheme caters for all the year six children (10 to 11 Year olds) in the borough, from both Local Education Authority Schools and Independent Schools. I800 Pupils Attend over the two weeks that the scheme is run at the trate of 110 per session.

The pupils are briefed and then set off in small groups to visit the eleven sts that we have arrnaged for them on a carousel system. The sets are all targetted towards the needs of an eleven year old changing from Primary to Secondary Eduction. After they have visited all eleven they go to a joint twelth set on Oyster Cards.

The agencies assisting us this year are: Camden Trading Standards, Camden’E’ Safety Group, Transport for London, Camden Police Crime Prevention Officers, Camden Education Welfare, London Fire Brigade, London Ambulance Service, Camden School Nursing Service, The Pirate Castle, Camden Community Wardens & Camden Safer Tranport Team

My Space, My Place Project

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In September 2010, TWC recieved funds to develop a community project in Somers Town, Camden.

Working in conjuction with South Camden Community School, the My Space, My Place Project was born.

Children from Edith Neville Primary School and Netley Primary School have worked with students from Central St Martins School of Art and Design to explore ideas of welcoming and safe spaces though architecture.

Sunday 3rd April is the HOTS Big Sports Day!

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Ever fancied trying a new sport for free?

Hounslow’s Sports Clubs will be running free taster sessions for young people aged between 9-13. Sports on offer may include volleyball, athletics and judo and all abilities will be catered for.

The event takes place at Osterley Leisure Centre, 120 Wood Lane,
 Isleworth, TW7 5FF between 10am- 2pm.

Spaces will be limited. Early Booking is advised. Please email Sarah on sarah@togetherwecreate.org.uk if you are interested in booking a place. Parental permission will be needed for all children who take part in the event.

The HOTS Project is Hounslow’s Olympics event to celebrate London 2012.  The project is running in schools and community centres across Hounslow.

TWC Awarded Charity Status

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Today we received the excellent news that the Charity Commission deems the work of TWC as a high enough quality to become a charity.

We would like to thank our Trustees (Ben Rawlings, Adam Hoyle,  Jo Shaw, Catherine Hays and Jessica Newland) who worked so diligently in developing the TWC constitution, framework and guiding principles which will guide us in the years ahead.

We look forward to  many more years of excellent innovative project making

Sarah Hoyle: Creative Director

sarah@togetherwecreate.org.uk

HOTS is on Twitter

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If you want to find out what is going on with the HOTS project  follow our twitter feed. A few really exciting things in the pipeline include a meeting with London 2012 supremo Lord Coe and  a presenting the HOTS to Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove. Amazing Stuff!

Follow us at @HOTS 2012

Watch this space in 2010-2011

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With lots of really exciting projects taking place in 2010- 2011 here is a (very) quick summary …

HOTS – Hold On To Sport enters its first year following a very successful pilot in 2009-2010. Over 500 children have engaged in the project so far from schools across the London Borough of Hounslow. The project has been awarded the Inspire Mark making it the official London 2012 Olympics Project for Hounslow. Lots more exciting news to come!

Creative Partnerships – Capital City Academy, Featherstone High School and Greenford High School will be entering their final year of the Change School Program. The TWC Team are on hand to make this the best year ever!

BBC News School Report – Returns to Ealing City Learning Centre for another year. Over 70% of the Secondary Schools in the London Borough of Ealing will be taking part in the project supported by Ealing CLC. BBC News School Report Day is Thursday 24th March. Watch this space !

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