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Get to the Start Line

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Building confidence and helping alleviate the overwhelming stress young people face in preparing for exams.
Get to the Start Line

A worrying number of young people are struggling with mental health issues triggered by long periods of stress. Year 10 and 11 can become overly challenging for some as they face exam pressure

Being able to manage stress is a key life skill and can be learned with our Get To The Start Line programme.

The objectives are:

  • To build confidence and help alleviate the overwhelming stress young people face in preparing for exams
  • To help them reach their potential and achieve their peak performance by working with an Athlete Mentor
  • To use physical activity as a mechanism for reducing stress and anxiety. 

Our inspirational Athlete Mentors go into schools and support Year 10 and Year 11 students throughout the year leading up to their GCSEs. A series of structured workshops have been developed to share the techniques that the athletes successfully use, to assist these students in finding their own way of managing and coping with stress.

Findings from a recent Get to the Start Line pilot project  in Northamptonshire saw unprecedented success in helping young people build strategies to managing stress and anxiety for exams and for life. Not only did it have a direct impact on wellbeing but young people achieved more in their GCSEs as a result. 

To find out more about this programme and how to sign up, contact:

Chris Wright
Head of Wellbeing
chris.wright@youthsporttrust.org
01509 226618

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