Jason has been coaching children from KS2 football for the past term. His enthusiasm for the sport has not gone unnoticed by both staff and children. All children felt valued and respected by Jason despite some feeling nervous as they had never played football before. Within minutes of each session starting, Jason made sure all children had smiles on their faces and felt confident enough to showcase their skills in front of their peers. His behaviour management skills were impeccable and the best I’ve seen from an after-school coach – he set firm and consistent boundaries with the children at the start of each session and all children respond to this in a positive way. He has a natural friendly, calm and professional manner with both staff and children. In the classroom, children who attend the session are often overheard talking about looking forward to it and encouraging their peers to join.

Rachel Beddow
Roseberry Primary School
Throughout the autumn term, 11 children across KS2 took part in a 6-week fitness programme that targeted the children who had problems with their health and well-being as well as the children who experienced behavioural problems within the classroom environment. Throughout this training, there has been a significant improvement within the fitness and behaviour of the targeted children. It has helped children to develop a greater understanding of the importance of keeping your bodies fit and healthy and the long-term impact this could have on their health. There has also been a significant improvement within the children’s social and emotional development. Taking part within competitive games gave children an experience of what it was like to lose and how to develop strategies to cope with this. They also had numerous opportunities to work together as a team and they thrived from doing this.
The oldest child within this session absolutely thrived and gained the most from this programme. He showed great respect both leaders and saw them as fantastic role models. Throughout the session, he was given the role of ‘leader’ and he took very well to this. He became increasingly more confident with his leadership skills. When this child started the programme, he was on behaviour tracking system in school, even though this is still the case the number of incidents he is involved in within in school has decreased dramatically, which I believe, is because of this programme and the leaders who have been very approachable and relatable to the children.
Jo Wyke
Pastoral Lead, St Thomas More RC Primary
I could not speak highly enough of Gurmeet and Matty’s work across our school. They are knowledgeable, professional, approachable agents of change that have made our children, parents and staff; fitter, stronger, healthier and happier and it has all been a whole lot of fun!!
What I particularly love about the programmes they offer is that they empower the client. From children and adults not being able to do a single sit up to now doing over 40 within a minute, within the space of a few weeks, is indeed success. They have developed the individual stamina, determination and resilience of both the children and adults in our school which in turn has improved their performance, enabling our pupils to become more confident learners who are able to concentrate for longer periods and achieve even greater success in the classroom.
But equally as important as improving physical fitness, Live it & Get Active have educated our children, parents and staff about the importance of nutrition, making healthy lifestyle choices and drinking plenty of water. Ultimately, they have changed their mind-set and, as a result, not only is their physical wellbeing improving but their emotional health and happiness too.
Don’t believe me? Speak to our children, parents and staff! Thank you Live it and Get Active – it is a privilege to have you work in our school.
Jane Apolloni
Head teacher, St Thomas More RC Primary

Myself and Maddison have been going to Family Fitness since it started. The aim was to improve our fitness and to be educated about our diet.
We have most definitely achieved that and so much more. Not only has it made us more aware of what foods we are eating and how much exercise can have an effect on our body and mind, but it’s also improved our relationship.

Although it is hard work, we do bond a lot during it due to the teamwork promoted by Mr. Singh.
It also enables us to get to know the other parents and children better and for the likes of Maddison to build on her friendship group, which is lovely to see.
Turning up today, I was so impressed to see how much it has grown; I thought I was in the wrong room at one point as there were that many children.
Mr. Singh is incredible at his role, and you can clearly see he thoroughly enjoys it.

This is just an email to show my gratitude and to say well done to whoever came up with this club.

Lindsay Walker
Parent, Live it & Get Active Family Fitness at Linthorpe Primary School
I attend the Live it & Get Active sessions with my daughter Ronnie at her after school club once a week. I am a large women and I was worried about attending the keep fit session with my daughter as I didn’t want to feel I was too big, but the guys at Live it & Get Active made me feel very welcome and we have kept attending every week.
Since I started I have lost a stone and gone from 20/22 dress size down to a 16! I have also been doing exercises that the two lads have done for me, me and my daughter Ronnie do them every night and twice at weekends. I also have cut down on the amount of coffee drink, I have gone from 10 cups a day to 2 cups. I have downloaded an app that tells me every hour to drink water and I can say before I started getting fit I hardly drank more then 2 cups of water a day, but now I drink loads and I do feel so much better for it. Both the guys are really good if I can’t do something they will try to help you to do it but if you can’t they will give you something else to do.
Me and my daughter look forward to our keep fit sessions every week, I owe my weight loss and healthier life to the guys, couldn’t thank them enough and I don’t think I could have done it without them.
Elaine Coombs
Parent, Live it & Get Active Healthy Families Club