On Tuesday 30 January 2018, WASP, Youth Action Wiltshire & Dame Kelly Holmes Trust (DKHT) launched a new Get on Track programme for Wiltshire.
Get on Track is the flagship programme of the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, which trains and develops world class athletes to empower young people facing disadvantage. This enables them to take control of their own futures and contribute positively within their local communities.
This community-based personal, social and emotional development programme will start on Tuesday 13 February 2018 and finish on Saturday 12 May. The sessions – run over a 12-week period – will help young people to develop the attitudes and behaviours needed to make long-term positive life choices.
41 people attended the Get on TRack launch, comprising of young people and their parents/carers. They heard all about the programme from Craig Figes - DKHT Lead Mentor, London 2012 Water polo Captain and Commonwealth Games Bronze Medallist.
The young people will experience a taster session on Tuesday 6 February to find out more about the programme and what’s involved.
Week 1: On Your Marks!
A group of young people facing disadvantage across Wiltshire will be mentored by world class athletes, as part of a transformational programme led by the charity of Double Olympic gold medalist Dame Kelly Holmes.
On Your Marks is the beginning of Get On Track where young people explore a series of personal, and social development activities that aims to stretch comfort zones, and achieve learning outcomes that establishes a platform for young people to continue to build from.
On Your Marks explores the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust 5 key attitudes of focus, resilience, motivation, confidence, and determination in an environment that is supportive of young person needs and barriers.
Young people will develop their communication and leadership skills by engaging in reflective learning opportunities through this period of Get On Track. By the end of On Your Marks young people should feel motivated and engaged to continue with the rest of the Get On Track programme.