We Are Next

We are next is a national campaign to get the next generation moving and more connected with health, fitness and their community.

We provide Year 5 lesson plans, activities and tools that help educate children about the importance of health, wellbeing and exercise and the role that community plays in all three.

Over 1600 kids are already enjoying our events in 10 schools across 2 towns in Hertfordshire.

We want to go bigger.

We've teamed up with Ocado and have set ourselves the target of getting into over 100 schools, involving over 5000 kids across the county by the end of 2020.

Your school could be next. Get in touch. We'd love to hear from you.

"School runaround broke down barriers between schools allowing them to share in a common goal by keeping fit and enjoying sport. It allowed children to explore their town and showed how it can benefit them now and in the future."

MEET THE 'WE ARE' NEXT TEAM

Claire Foster

WeAreNext Lead Dacorum

How you choose to move
I choose to move in the gym! I either put my headphones on, shut out the world and lift weights or join the girls for a group HIIT class!

Why you believe in moving
I move to feel great, feel strong and of course so I can eat and drink lots of yummy things!

Why it’s important to you to encourage and empower the next generation
My whole life I have wanted to share my passion of sport and physical activity within my community and I am lucky enough to do this every day. I want everyone to experience the feel good factors you get when you move.

Dora Atim

We Are Next

How you choose to move - anything running related

Why you believe in moving &
Why it’s important to you to encourage & empower the next generation movement is so important, the benefits physically, mentally, emotionally are endless! Movement brings people together from all walks of life and in the famous words of Charlie Dark, your body is the most precious thing you own, so it’s best you take care of it.

Empowering & encouraging the next generation is key in aiding their development and wellbeing, our actions and messaging is important in making sure that the next generation build and maintain a positive relationship with movement and exercise and to see it as an extremely important tool to have in their lives.

Carrie Hudson

We Are Next

I started out as reluctant runner – just needing to get out of the house really – and It quickly became something that facilitated the things I enjoy like socialising, being out side in all weathers and time spent with people I enjoy hanging out with – all wrapped up in fitness and fun!

I was a very fortunate beneficiary of the 2012 legacy which created an opportunity for me to become a Leader in Running Fitness, start my very own Ladies Running Club and train as a level 1 Coach in Running fitness.

More recently a career change has allowed me to explore in greater depth the importance of movement on both the physical and mental well being of us humans and now helping people move more often more easily is my day job! I am a running coach and a soft tissue therapist so at least now I can mend all the parts that get sore!

Candee Hasell

WeAreNext project lead

I get a lot of movement from my job teaching PE as well a huge amount of enjoyment and satisfaction. I also play netball and attend boot camps which both use a range of movement and fitness.
I believe it is so important that we all have a certain amount of movement in our daily routine/life. It’s important for our mind body and soul, as well as social benefits it can give us the energy and focus we all need each day. This is the reason I feel so passionately about encouraging and empowering the next generation to have the same motivation!
‘Keep your vitality. A life without health is like a river without water’ (Maxime Lagacé)

Check out the energy of one of our “Give Your School The Run Around” Finales

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