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Life Centre Trust have generously been funding Crackerjack Kids in two West Auckland primary schools this year. The trust has sponsored Glenavon School and Glendene School to implement our educational resource, covering the cost of course materials and training from InnerFit staff.
The trust’s Community Manager Lili Lemalu recently visited both primary schools to see how Crackerjack Kids has been affecting the school communities, and how the money’s been spent.
InnerFit have been partnering with Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti for the past two years, to deliver the Crackerjack Kids pilot in their region. The sports trust has employed two full-time staff members to outwork the pilot in Gisborne; Crackerjack Kids Trainers Quentin Harvey and Kate Ney. Both Quentin and Kate have been responsible for ensuring that the schools taking part in the pilot continue to receive adequate training and support to use our resource effectively, and that the pilot has a sustainable and long-term impact in the region. We’ve interviewed them both about what makes them tick, and how the pilot is going in Gisborne.
Since 2016, InnerFit’s been running a two-year pilot of Crackerjack Kids in Gisborne. Partnering with Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti, we’ve introduced the educational resource to 70% of the region’s primary schools, meaning an estimated 3,500 kids are being affected by the pilot. Crackerjack Kids offers teachers PE lesson plans which fit into New Zealand’s School Curriculum, teaching students important physical literacy skills (such as ball handling) along with important life skills such as self-respect, patience, and teamwork. Gisborne Herald recently wrote an article about the impact that the pilot is having, interviewing staff at Kaiti School.
Former All Blacks Captain and mentor to many Sir John Graham passed away in August, after a long battle with cancer. ‘DJ’ (as he was affectionately known) had been a long-term supporter of InnerFit, believing in the mission since day one. The inspirational New Zealander had a long and influential career; after leading the All Blacks, he served as the Principal of Auckland Grammar School for two decades, was Chancellor of Auckland University for five years, and he also managed the Black Caps for two years. He was knighted in 2011 for services to education and sports.
InnerFit NZ Trust is seeking an experienced and highly motivated teacher to implement the Trust’s Crackerjack Kids (CJK) Health & Physical Education Teacher Training and resources in NZ schools. The CJK Approach integrates the teaching of core values and physical education to enable kids to become “better than before” and “make better choices”. The successful applicant will enjoy empowering teachers and positively impacting many kids across NZ.
InnerFit Founder & CEO Ken Youngson recently spoke at Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s annual Staff Muster. Sharing with 90 of the company’s key staff, Ken introduced core InnerFit concepts with the Energise Seminar. We will now be working with Beef + Lamb New Zealand to build them a customised wellness programme, and deliver follow-up workshops.
Crackerjack Kids pilot in Gisborne, rolling the educational resource into 14 primary schools in the region. New Zealand Community Trust, Eastland Community Trust, and Eastern Central Community Trust are all major sponsors of the Crackerjack Kids pilot, which we estimate is affecting 75% of primary school aged kids in the area.
Auckland decor company Artisan Flooring held their staff kickoff at Waiheke Island this year, and invited InnerFit Founder & CEO Ken Youngson to speak at the event. Ken delivered the Energise seminar, and led the team through an Energy Assessment which encouraged them to look at areas where they could improve their output and vitality. Staff said the presentation left them feeling “inspired”.
We have also welcomed a new member to the team. Richard Wagener has joined InnerFit in a part-time Operations role, to help develop our digital platform and communications content. He explains, “We’re looking at developing a whole lot of online tools and interactive applications for people to work with through the year.”