Beat It!

Beat It! is a healthy lifestyle and weight management programme for children and young people. Enable Leisure & Sport deliver this programme on behalf of Wandsworth Council.

Programmes run for eight to ten weeks in different community venues across the borough for different age groups;

  • 5-11 year olds – Beat It Juniors (parent/carer must attend all sessions)
  • 12-18 year olds – Beat It Teens (parent/carer must attend first, middle and last session)

Sessions are run by a qualified nutritionist or dietician and qualified physical activity specialists. At each session both children and parents will be given tips on how to live a healthier lifestyle and learn the benefits of being physically active, sometimes together and sometimes separately. We focus on making the sessions very interactive and enjoyable helping young people create healthy habits for life.

Current programmes

Download our Beat It! flier

Mondays: Roehampton Youth Club, Danebury Avenue, Roehampton, SW15 4JE. 4.30-6pm 5-11 years (starting 16th January 2017)

Mondays: Alton Activity Centre, Ellisfield Drive, Roehampton SW15 4DR. 6.30-8pm 12-18 years (starting 16th January 2017)

Tuesdays: Harris Academy, 401 Battersea Park Road, SW11 3AP. 4.30-6pm 12-18 years (starting 17th January 2017)

Wednesdays: Fircroft Primary School, Fircroft Road, Tooting, SW17 7PP. 4.45-6pm 5-11 years (starting 18th January 2017)

Wednesdays: Burntwood Academy, Burntwood Lane, SW17 0AQ. 6.30-8pm 12-18 years (starting 18th January 2017)

Thursdays: Sacred Heart Primary School, Este Road, Battersea, SW11 2TD. 4.30-6pm 5-11 years (starting 19th January 2017)

Fridays: Griffin School, Stewards Road, SW8 4JB. 4.30-6pm 5-11 years (starting 27th January 2017

Criteria

To qualify for the programme the child/ren’s BMIz score must be on or above the 85th centile. This is worked out using the child’s weight, height, gender and age. The Beat It! team or your health professional can help work this out for you. The child/ren must also either, live, attend a school or be registered with a GP in Wandsworth and be between 5-18 years of age.

To sign up please call us on 020 8871 8377 or email amacnaughton@wandsworth.gov.uk

How to refer

Parents, school nurses and health professionals can refer a child by completing the self referral form and emailing it to amacnaughton@wandsworth.gov.uk or speak to your GP about getting a child referred. Eligibility criteria for entry to the programme applies, contact us for more details.

Community sessions

We are able to attend schools, community events, or other sessions to do healthy lifestyle talks, run workshops, offer weighing and measuring of children, or assemblies. To book these in please contact our coordinator on 020 8871 8386 or amacnaughton@wandsworth.gov.uk

See the Beat It! clip on youtube.