Posts Categorized: Mainstream

Angus, our Nomura volunteer, nominated for National Volunteer of the Year Award

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Angus Warren, our committed volunteer from Greenhouse Sports corporate partner Nomura, has been nominated for the prestigious National Volunteer of the Year Award from Table Tennis England. Angus volunteers with the Greenhouse Sports table tennis programme at Morpeth School in Tower Hamlets, where Head Coach Helder nominated him for his impressive commitment and dedication. Over… Read more »

Players of the People’s Postcode Lottery support Greenhouse Sports

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Greenhouse Sports’ innovative and dynamic approach to using sport to encourage personal development among young Londoners has attracted £200,000 in support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery. The funding will enable Greenhouse Sports to invest further in its vision that every young person deserves the chance to succeed. “I am so pleased to be able to… Read more »

Joshua, 14, basketball

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Many teachers had tried and failed to improve Joshua’s behaviour. His attitude and actions at school were a major concern and he was very close to permanent exclusion. During a PE lesson, Greenhouse Coach Michael identified Joshua’s potential and invited him onto the basketball programme. In the beginning Joshua would get frustrated and lash out… Read more »

Charlotte, 14, table tennis

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Charlotte’s attitude to learning had always been negative. Her poor behaviour, such as rudeness and answering back to both her teachers and peers alike, led to her consistently being on report and facing exclusion. Through working with Greenhouse Coach Ashley, Charlotte has channelled her energy into table tennis and as a result has dramatically improved… Read more »

Joanna, 16, basketball

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In year 7, Joanna began playing basketball for her school, but as one of only two year 7 pupils in the team, her opportunities to play were limited. Joanna joined the Greenhouse Sports programme in 2012, where she received personalised training from Greenhouse Sports Head Coach, Fe. It was the support she needed to improve… Read more »

Lobsang, 17, table tennis

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When Lobsang moved to the UK from Nepal, he was shy and felt like an outsider. After working with Greenhouse Sports Coach Annie, he dedicated his time to training in table tennis and gained confidence in himself, both on and off the table. He also forged new friendships and received recognition on the national circuit,… Read more »

The difference we make

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Greenhouse Sports continues to work to address issues experienced by young Londoners growing up in disadvantaged communities using our pioneering Greenhouse Sports STEP Framework. Since 2002, when the charity was formed, we have worked with over 40,000 young people – but we are always pushing to reach more. In mainstream schools, we harness the power of… Read more »