Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging

by Friendship Society - A & V Rhythmic Club
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Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging
Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging
Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging
Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging
Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging
Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging
Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging
Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging
Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging
Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging
Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging
Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging
Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging
Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging
Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging
Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging
Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging
Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging
Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging
Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging
Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging
Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging
Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging
Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging
Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging
Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging
Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging
Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging
Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging
Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging
Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging
Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging
Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging
Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging
Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging
Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging
Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging
Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging
Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging
Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging
Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging
Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging
Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging
Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging
Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging
Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging
Sponsor a London Child to Give Sense of Belonging

 

Gymnastics is widely renowned as a sport that can improve overall fitness, strength, balance and body control, as well as helping to improve athletic performance in any other sport.

However, what many people don’t realise is that extended participation in gymnastics classes also provides many additional cognitive and psychological benefits that will continue to benefit an individual throughout their life. These include:

  • Social interaction and discipline;
  • Improved mental focus and concentration;
  • Education and an understanding of physics;
  • Flexibility, balance and co-ordination;
  • Numerous health benefits.

Gymnastics provides a unique and valuable social education and experience. It provides an ideal opportunity to learn about teamwork; sportsmanship; fair play and dedication. The time required to master the fundamental skills requires a great amount of patience, dedication, perseverance and planning. Regular gymnastics therefore helps people learn to work hard for objectives that can take years to achieve.

Participation in gymnastics does not only offer physical gains; it is beneficial for improving concentration and mental focus – an important aspect of anyone’s life. 

By training the body to perform independently as well as interacting with moving equipment, the ability for faster development of spatial awareness and body control is achieved. Children will also experience better hand-eye coordination and improve various communication skills. And as well as taking enjoyment from participation, gymnastics provides a way for young people to test their mettle against themselves and others. Gymnastics can therefore provide opportunities for physical development, character development and education that are hard to find anywhere else.

Education is perhaps the most important part of gymnastics. When an activity is naturally orchestrated to provide participants with unique and valuable learning experiences, it serves the participants better than any book, television show, or website. 

Flexibility is a big factor in gymnastics. In order to achieve the various positions needed to perform moves, suppleness is of vital importance. Increasing flexibility can also be an effective aid to the reduction of injury, preventing people from forcing a limb to an injurious range of motion. By learning movements and combining them in a routine, the gymnast can attain greater flexibility and greater control of the body.

Gymnastics can also improve co-ordination. Gymnasts do not react with as large a “startle response” to sudden imbalances as non-gymnasts. By applying this conditioning outside the sport, people become better equipped to avoid hazardous situations by quickly identifying them and naturally correcting body alignment when walking, standing or jumping etc. 

If you’re still not convinced, I have saved possibly the most persuasive benefit of gymnastics till last. It’s really good fun! Learning how to handle  rhythmic gymnastics equipment and yourbody is possible anything but boring. There is always another step to learn; it is possible to learn something new every single class you attend.

There are so many diverse and wide-reaching disciplines involved within the sport that it is accessible to all ages and abilities and there are benefits at every stage. So what are you waiting for? Come and join us! Support our gymnasts!

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Young volunteers helping by the door.
Young volunteers helping by the door.

I like to say huge thank you to A & V Rhythmic coaches/judges/volunteers and gymnasts who helped through so stressful - London Spring Cup 2018. A lot if issues has been solved so well and professional that I believe no -one even noticed them. Everyone worked so well, Club had phrases from many International and London teams who were participating in London Spring Cup!
All of us together we did it. 

267 gymnasts from 34 clubs representing 17 countries took part in London Spring Cup:

Famous Barny Thierolf (www.barny-th.de) and Marc Schuirmann (www.gymnasticsdvd.de)  covered London Spring Cup in photo and life video was also broadcast live on Youtube.

 

All A & V gymnasts has done amazing performance, I am proud for every girl.

A sense of belonging includes feeling secure, recognized, suitable, able to participate and like “a fish in water” I can say that every girl was part of A & V family. I could see girls  being connected and accepted within one’s family and community

We have given a small appreciation presents for all volunteers and gymnasts.

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Up-date on the project Sense of belonging. A & V Rhythmic club has more kids, who joined squad and more who wish to join. A & V Rhythmic club offers strong sense of social cohesian. Children feel sense of belonging to the club, sense of community. Joining A & V Rhythmic Club  helps child to stay active, practice and learn sportsmanship, improve social skills and concentration and develop a hobby they can enjoy for life.

Gymnastics teach some life lessons better than anything else, like importance of loyalty to one's team, like and how to win graciously, how to lose graciously. Kids learn how to be respectful and show it. They learn how to be both leasders and followers. And they set goals, solve problems and put in a lot of hard workd and practice time, often without seeing result right away. Gymnastics helps kids to get a daily dose of physical activity and prevent them from spending time on more sedentary pursuits. Participating in sports help kids made friends and even prevent stress.

As with any kids activity, they are challengers with rhythmic gymnastics. It is often very costly, apart of training cost, apparatus/leotards and travel can add up quickly. Consider helping gymnast to purchase Club kit . Your little help will go long way to help more kids to feel sence of belonging. Consider  to volunteer for the club  - at least, you 'll get prospective on how much the group's effort really cost.

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A & V Rhythmic Club helps children not only becoming stronger and increase their stamina, A & V Club teach children how to become a team player, helping them to communicate and mix better with children and teachers at school. The ability to feel happy and feel whole is not tied to being able to do or accomplish things, but rather, it is directly related to the ability to belong and be a part of the Club. It is gives security and meaning to everyday activities. Children feel more secure when they know that they have others around them who share their goals and care about their progress.

 When children feel a sense of belonging and sense of pride in their peers, and their club, they can be emotionally strong, self-assured, and able to deal with challenges and difficulties. This creates an important foundation for their learning and development.
Giving children messages of respect, love, approval, and encouragement enables them to develop a positive sense of who they are and a feeling that they have an important contribution to make wherever they are.  These messages also give them confidence to voice their views and opinions, to make choices, and to help shape their own learning.

Clothing is integral to the expression of identity and sense of belonging. AV tracksuits were the great tool to help children to be part of the Club.

Though the project was fully funded and helped children to have AV tracksuits, New gymnasts joined squad members since March 2017 and AV club feels we need to renew campaign to meet their needs.

 To be able to wear a club tracksuit gives a child /gymnast the pride and confidence to face anything. The A & V Club mission is to identify and support the new generation of rhythmic gymnasts in London. Children whose families can not afford the track suit deserve the same advantages as their more affluent peers

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A & V Rhythmic Club have purchased 31 tracksuites. All gymnast were so excited to receive the tracksuite, it really made their dream to come true.All gym is buzzing with energy. The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said that his ambitious vision to make London the "undisputed" sporting capital of the world. The best is to start with London  children to give them aspiration to love sport and do their best.We have succeded to give 31 children sence of belonging. We have more children who wish to belong to the club. Can you help them? Any donation would be appreciated.

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Location: Erith - United Kingdom
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Galina Clark
Erith, United Kingdom

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