Active Learning for Children in Schools (ALCIS)
The ALCIS project encourages children to reflect about different lifestyle choices in relation to physical activity and overall wellbeing with the aim for a long-term impact. The project combines fun-orientated exercise classes with educational material on lifestyle issues. This teaches life skills such as critical thought, goal-setting and self-analysis. Young people are empowered to make and implement their own lifestyle choices. The aim of ALCIS is to encourage children, their relatives and friends to live healthy and exercise regularly.
The programme is in its second year in 2016, as part of the European Week of Sport. The project has been funded with the support of the Erasmus+ Sport Programme of the European Union. The programme will be run across 10 European countries in 2016, centrally coordinated by EuropeActive. In the UK, the project is delivered by ukactiveKids in partnership with leading children’s physical activity provider Fit for Sport. In 2015, in the UK ALCIS was delivered in 29 schools, reaching almost 4,000 young people with over 80 teachers and 930 parents engaged.