Community 26.05.24

Super Sunday event coming to Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

There’s just one week to go until Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust joins us for our exciting Olympic Legacy in Action event, in partnership with Westfield Health. The community event aims to capture the spirit of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, help increase physical activity and improve the wellbeing of those taking part.

For the first time, teams from across Sheffield Children’s will be joining the event to host a range of activities on Sunday 2 June from 11am-4pm. It will be similar to Sheffield Children’s usual Super Saturday community events, only this one is on a Sunday!

The Physiotherapy team will be holding a Sport for Life session at the English Institute of Sport Sheffield for children and young people with disabilities to try a range of inclusive sports including tennis, trikes and bikes, dance, and boccia (similar to bowls).

The Health Visiting team will be hosting an interactive stall where children and families can ask questions and learn about sleep, oral health, movement, healthy eating and lots more. And there will be activities with prizes!

Across Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park there will also be opportunities to try taster sessions with Move More Sheffield, take part in activities with ShefFood, and enjoy arts and crafts, face painting and henna.

Izzie Rider, Continuous Improvement Facilitator at Sheffield Children’s said: “We’re really excited to be bringing our Super Saturday event and ethos to the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, on a Sunday! We first launched Super Saturday events in October 2021 to help reduce waiting lists and support the health of children and young people with events in the community.

“Since then we have supported over 3,000 children and young people through additional appointments and a whole host of health related activities in parks, libraries, shopping centres, local community spaces and in our hospital. We’ve seen the incredible impact that partnering with other organisations across the city can have for the health of children and young people and can’t wait to meet lots of people next week.”

Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park is also the future home of our National Centre for Child Health Technology (NCCHT). Children and young people and professionals from multiple industries will collaborate together at the NCCHT in ways never seen before to design, create and test child health technologies for a healthier future. The research team will be available on the day to talk about the exciting plans for the NCCHT and share more about the important research work happening across Sheffield Children’s.