What do we offer?
- Parkour after-school sessions
- Parkour workshops and taster sessions
- Lessons as part of specific curriculum blocks
- PRU and alternative education sessions
What is Parkour?
Parkour is a whole body movement discipline and recently recognised sport. It helps children and young people to develop increased fitness, coordination and risk assessment skills through learning how to swing, jump, climb, vault and balance.
Parkour is fun! It is all about learning to move in new ways. Parkour will get your students moving in their own way and at their own pace. They will get fitter and stronger without even realising!
Parkour is also non-competitive and we like to encourage a culture of supportive training during our sessions. Through parkour, children and young people experience situations which provide challenge and require risk assessment and problem solving skills. As they overcome these challenges and learn to trust their new found body-control, they develop greater self-esteem, resilience and self-discipline.
How does it work?
All coached Parkour sessions include a warm up, cool down, and lots of movement based games and activities. The sessions are aimed at teaching children safe ways to practise parkour, whilst helping to support their natural desire to make new discoveries and be creative. We can use sports halls with any gymnastics equipment, and vaulting boxes that you have. Or we can use outdoor static playground equipment and architecture.
Who will be coaching?
All of our coaches are highly experienced in delivering classes and workshops to young people in a variety of settings, including schools, youth groups and festivals. We all have Enhanced DBS certificates, and are first aid and safeguarding trained.
If you would like to have Parkour at your school, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.aboveparkour.com and use the contact form.