The Phoenix Project
The Phoenix Project is a series of multi-award winning Social Inclusion programmes that use rugby union skills, drills and games to engage some of the most disaffected and ‘at risk’ young people in our community today.
Through this engagement, Phoenix Project programmes clearly demonstrate to young people the consequence of poor life-choices and the rewards that can be gained by making positive choices.
Currently, the Phoenix Project deliver two main programmes, Bright Sparks and Inferno.
Bright Sparks Programme:
A 38-week placement in CYPS designated secondary schools for groups of up to 15 young people who are ‘at risk’ from persistent non-attendance, permanent exclusion, low educational attainment, poor behaviour and/or low self esteem.
Weekly inputs are typically 2 hours long (1hr classroom, 1hr practical) and clearly demonstrate the benefits of positive life-choices - such as reward in return for commitment AND the consequence of poor choices, such as exclusion, anti-social behaviour and entry into the criminal justice system. The primary aim of Bright Sparks is long-term attitudinal and behavioural change but the programme also carries a full National Open College Network Level 1 educational qualification.
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A 5-tier initiative for Young Offenders in Youth Offending Institutions, Residential Pupil Referral Units and/or Secure Units that not only provides High Quality & PE and Sport for selected Young Offenders but aims to provide long-term attitudinal and behavioural change through reward in return for commitment.
- Level One: Identification/recognition of suitable Young Offenders through mainstream prison Physical Education
- Level Two: Monday night rugby proficiency course
- Level Three: Wednesday morning NOCN Education Club
- Level Four: R.O.T.L. opportunities linked to the Bright Sparks programme
- Level Five: Extended R.O.T.L. placements / work experience
Although the primary aim of the Inferno programme is to address the issue of young people who are not in education, employment or training, the programme has also proven to impact upon behavioural conduct, anger management, self awareness and emotional resilience and plays a key role in the Bright Sparks programme by demonstrating what life in a Youth Offending Institution is like.
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For further information on any of the Phoenix Project programmes, please contact Ben Breeze at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0117 9581641.