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.

See our latest newsletter which might give you an idea of some of the things we get up to. Please bear in mind our Easter activity camp was held for children aged 5-13 years, although we do cater for young people between the ages of 5-18.

Current programmes

Download our Beat It! Summer Term Leaflet

Mondays: Granard Primary School, Cortis Road, SW15 6XA at 4-5.30pm (5-11 years)

Mondays: Alton Activity Centre, Ellisfield Drive, Roehampton SW15 4DR at 6-7.30pm (12-18 years)

Tuesdays: Harris Academy, 401 Battersea Park Road, SW11 3AP at 4.30-6pm (11-18 years)

Wednesdays: Fircroft Primary School, Fircroft Road, Tooting, SW17 7PP at 4.30-6pm (5-11 years)

Wednesdays: Burntwood Academy, Burntwood Lane, SW17 0AQ at 6.30-8pm (12-18 years)

Thursdays: Sacred Heart Primary School, Este Road, Battersea, SW11 2TD at 4.30-6pm (5-11 years)

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.

Beat It! strives to help everyone on our programmes live a happier and healthier life through our fun games, multisport exercise and lifestyle workshops. Over time, we have received some great feedback, which we thought we would share with you!

Testimonial 1

Testimonial 2

Testimonial 3

Testimonial 4

Please find below some healthy recipe ideas generated by our team of nutritionists and by the children on our programmes. We believe that eating delicious food goes hand in hand with eating healthily. Give our recipes a go and feel free to send a photograph of our creations to @activewands on Twitter or @activewandsworth on Facebook.