Let's Move' is a physical activity day that is being held at Oxford Brookes University for children and young people that have finished intensive treatment for cancer.
We understand that getting back into exercise and sport can be challenging after finishing treatment. 'Let's Move' provides a safe and friendly space to try out different activities and sports and explore how physical activity can help us feel better physically and mentally.
During the day there will be a variety of activities to try including rowing, seated volleyball, rugby, and wheelchair basketball, as well as other unique activities such as orienteering, adapted team games and technology-based exercise activities, relaxation, and crafts.
Who can attend?
Children and young people who have finished intensive cancer treatment.
Saturday 24th June - age 13-18 years
Sunday 25th June - age 6-12 years
Participants are welcome to bring along a sibling and/or friend to the event. Family and friends will be welcome to take part in the activities, including parents! We believe that exercising together can increase motivation, engagement and enjoyment towards physical activity so, it would be great if everyone has a go! We recommend a maximum of two additional children per participant. Please get in contact with the team if you have specific questions about attendance.
All children and young people attending the event MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult for ALL activities. The event team should be made aware of any medical conditions that may affect safe participation.
While 'Let's Move' activities are only available to registered participants, the Sport Centre gym, toilets and changing facilities will remain open to the public.
Where is 'Let's Move' being held?
The activity days are being held at Oxford Brookes University Sports Centre at Headington Campus in Oxford. Please note parking is not available on site, however a drop off system will be in place directly outside the Sports Centre. The closest available parking is situated at Headington Hill Campus, a 5 minute walk from the Sports Centre. More information can be found here. This car park is open to the public and therefore available on a first come first served basis. Oxford can get busy with traffic and therefore, if possible, public transport is recommended.
Do we need to attend for the whole day?
'Let's Move' will run from 10:00 to 15:30. Between these times there will be a number of different activities that you can try. Most activities will be running continuously for the whole day allowing you to arrive and leave at a convenient time for you. If you would like to try climbing (only available on Saturday 24th June), please use the link to sign up to a specific time slot. Spaces are limited.
Should we bring lunch?
We recommend bringing a packed lunch with you. However, Brookes Sport Bar will be open between 11:00-15:00, where you can buy drinks and snacks. Only card payments are accepted.
We would like to thank Brookes Sport for the use of the facilities and equipment during this event
Brookes Sport , Headington Campus , Headington