Grow #PowrKidz & help Child Health & Wellbeing NOW

by Tom Ciullo in Sheffield, England, United Kingdom

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Help us raise £100k or more to give millions of Children across the UK 100% FREE access to fun and exciting Health and Wellbeing resources

by Tom Ciullo in Sheffield, England, United Kingdom

Help us raise £100,000 so we can provide millions more children with fun, exciting technology to keep them motivated, healthy, fit and happy


Children across the country are currently having it tough. 

Many are struggling with school closures, exclusion, lack of social interaction, inactivity, winter days and nights and just general boredom. 

Nationally, the facts about child obesity in particular are alarming. 

  • The UK has one of the highest rates of childhood obesity in Europe. 
  • Data published show the rate of severe obesity among year 6 children (aged 10 to 11) has increased by more than a third to 4.2%, its highest rate ever. 
  • 1.6 million children begin secondary school officially categorised as Obese
  • 20% of primary school children do not take part in daily physical activity
  • 79% of primary school children fail to meet nationally recognised fitness levels


When you consider all of this, and the long term health implications for Children, for the NHS and the UK as a whole it is clearly a serious problem


Child Health &Wellbeing has never been as important as it is right now



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Our Mission

Here at PowrKidz our mission is simple. Giving children the power of  Healthy, Active Lives.

By blending technology and exercise we have created a space where children can enjoy fitness, health and wellbeing activities and be rewarded and motivated for doing so. This helps forge a positive relationship with their own wellness that will stay with them for years to come.

Powrkidz also puts the health and wellbeing of our children into the hands of parents, and teachers. Our digital platform provides curriculum focussed, video led teaching resources and interactive sessions that can transform the learning experiences of our children.

Measuring progress is key, Powrkidz produces real time reportable data against key curriculum markers to give educators and parents a thoroughly detailed insight into their children’s participation and achievements across a host of fitness, health and wellbeing modules.

We’re on a mission to lead the fightback against rising rates of childhood obesity and inactivity across the nation.


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Our Journey So Far

PowrKidz was founded last year in 2020.

 

  • We developed our digital platform, and filmed over 100 hours of video resources aimed specifically at primary school children. 
  • We completed a 12 week trial programme with 20 participating schools in Yorkshire and Derbyshire - providing child friendly equipment and delivering interactive workouts and learning. The overwhelmingly positive feedback from students and teachers was awesome and we couldn't wait to involve more schools.
  • COVID 19 then took hold of the UK resulting in school closures. 
  • Not to be deterred, we invested in developing a home use solution so Children could access PowrKidz at home during lockdown and keep fit with their families and friends. We recorded more content, and developed the technology so kids could create their own character and earn points for keeping fit!
  • Our Home solution has since grown and we currently have 5,000 children using PowrKidz to keep fit and healthy. In the last 3 months we've clocked nearly 1560 hours of activity within the platform, and this is just the beginning.

2020 has been a challenging year, but we're determined to make 2021 great!


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What will we do with YOUR contribution?

With your help, we will be able to support millions more children and spread the word. Here is what we will do:

  • PowrKidz will be 100% FREE. We want as many kids to have instant access to fun interactive resources, at home, in school on their iPads, or TV's at no cost.
  • We need to invest in our technology so we can scale and grow to millions of Children, and develop the product
  • We will support Schools and Educators so that they can utilise PowrKidz effectively to help returning Children back into School environments 
  • We will record over 100+ hours of new content and a wider range of resources including Yoga, Dance, Mindfulness, Team Games and more!
  • We will engage with the wider community and offer our resources and technology for FREE to help support Children from deprived areas or areas of exclusion


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