Inspiring Generations’ will engage communities across the North West in a heritage celebration of Sale Sharks. The project will use sporting heritage as a catalyst to promote inclusion, engaging children and young people in education activity that supports skill development and empowering older people to reconnect through memory sharing activity. Project strands include:
Heritage Awareness: 1,400 children aged 9 – 11 from 24 primary schools within areas of Greater Manchester will engage in a six hour education programme that promotes heritage understanding and awareness. Participants will learn about the history of rugby, how Sale players fought in World Wars and rugby’s role in championing equality and diversity for over a century.
Wellbeing: Recognising Covid-19’s impact on loneliness and social isolation within older people, ‘Inspiring Generations’ will deliver rugby union’s first reminiscence programme in the North West. A permanent ‘online’ session will take place weekly, with in-person activities delivered in-line with guidelines from sites including the club’s former Heywood Road base.
Personal Development: The project will support young adults on our Advantage Programme to improve their employability skills through completing an accredited employability qualification and participating in volunteering placements within ‘Inspiring Generations’ activity.
Inspiring Generations is funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund