Made to Move

Made to Move

Wed 03 Feb 2021 by Winnie Orr

Without any doubt, the ongoing lockdown has changed our personal and working lives in ways that none of us could have envisaged.  Whilst many of us may have found little time for exercise, others may have taken up a new-found interest in the early stages of lockdown, when daily outdoor exercise was one of the few things we were encouraged to do. 

To encourage young people to remain active, we’re delighted to launch the MadeToMove Online Peer Mentoring Programme, to make it easier to stay active and healthy, whilst being part of a supportive online community. 

As a result of restrictions, we are adapting the course to train young people to mentor one another to stay healthy and active.  A typical day in the office could see us clock up 5000 steps, so by stepping up to this team challenge, we can double our activity, have fun and connect with one another at the same time.  For those of us still working from home, steps could be done inside the home too.

We understand for many who haven’t been that active over lockdown, starting a programme may be challenging at first, but rest assured participants will be supported at every stage during the programme!

The programme, launched on 2 February 2021, is part of the Co-operation Ireland Future Leaders Programme and has been developed in partnership with Cork Sports Partnership and University College Cork, involving 30 young people from Cobh, Bishopstown, Knocknaheeny and Greenmount areas

Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a Level 1 Sports Leadership Award.