The Bugs Group’s Kids Holiday Camps in Solihull for the Easter Holidays!

 

We’re getting very Egg-cited for The Bugs Group’s upcoming Kids Holiday Camps in Solihull for the Easter half-term! We have two weeks full of ‘cracking’ sports and fun activities in store for children, keeping them healthy and active to burn off those Easter Eggs!

 

The Bugs Group's Easter Kids Holiday Camps in Solihull

Both of our upcoming Kids Holiday Camps in Solihull are held at the Solihull Sixth Form College from 9:30am to 3:30pm, with extended hours available from 8:30am to 5:30pm. Prices at both camps start from just £9 per day for new customers and from £13 for existing customers!

 

Bring a Friend Scheme

 

We are delighted to announce the return of our Bring a Friend Scheme! The scheme returns and rewards YOU for recommending your friends to The Bugs Group’s Holiday Camps! Simply recommend a friend and if they book onto a day at the camp, you will receive another day at half price! Please call 0121 777 7792 for more information, T&C’s apply.

The Bugs Group's Kids Holiday Camps in Solihull - Bring a Friend Scheme

FootieBugs

 

The FootieBugs Holiday Camp offers two weeks full of fun football games and activities that will develop children’s core football skills, as well as fun Easter themed activities! Kids will enjoy their favourite games like the crossbar challenge and penalty shootouts alongside Easter Egg hunts and Smash the Easter Egg Target Challenge! As always, the Fridays at the camp are competition days with lots of prizes and trophies on offer for the team that collects the most points from their mini-games and matches! All children will also receive a well done certificate for attending the competition day.

FootieBugs Kids Holiday Camps in Solihull

DanceBugs

 

The DanceBugs Holiday Camp combines a range of different dance styles, moves and routines around two of children’s favourite Disney themes… The Lion King and Moana! Kids will explore movements and learn about styles including: freestyle, ballet, acrobatics, cheerleading and many more! On the Fridays at the camp, all children will perform the routine they have been working on to their parents in the end of the week showcase. The performance will be followed by a special rewards ceremony presentation, with all children receiving a DanceBugs certificate and rosette. There will also be a visit from the DanceBugs Bunny, who will take children on an Easter Egg hunt!

DanceBugs Kids Holiday Camps in Solihull

With less than two weeks to go until The Bugs Group’s Kids Holiday Camps in Solihull begin, places are filling up fast at both camps! To ensure your child’s place at either camp, please either call 0121 777 7792 or click here to book.

The Bugs Group’s Kids Holiday Camps in Solihull this Easter!

Due to the short half-term, there are now just over three weeks until The Bugs Group’s Kids Holiday Camps in Solihull begin! Our FootieBugs, DanceBugs and MultiBugs camps will be running for nine days, from the 3rd to the 13th of April, providing fun sports and games with lots of special Easter themed activities!

The FootieBugs Kids Holiday Camp in Solihull is focused on not only improving children’s core football skills, but also making sure they remain active and above all, have fun! As it is a special Easter Holiday Camp, some of the children’s favourite football mini-games will have fun Easter twists, including smash the Easter Egg target challenge, football Easter Egg hunt and many more! Both Fridays at the camp will be competition day, where children will compete in teams and matches to win prizes and trophies! All children that attend the camp on competition day will receive a special FootieBugs well done certificate, making everyone feel like a football superstar!

FootieBugs Kids Holiday Camp in Solihull

 

Running at the same venue of the Solihull Sixth Form, the DanceBugs Kids Holiday Camp in Solihull offers a range of dance moves and routines around two of children’s favourite Disney Movies! Week one of the camp will be focused on the Lion King – with children exploring and working on physical theatre as they learn how to move as a lion. Kids will also use acrobatics skills and movements focusing on different levels and dynamics. The focus of the second week will be on Disney’s Moana! The week will be jam-packed with lots of fun games, acrobatics skills and treasure hunts to find the key to open the Tafiti Secret! Children will also learn lots of different dance styles, including; freestyle, acrobatics, cheerleading, ballet, lyrical and street. Both Fridays at the camp will feature the showcase performance to parents, as well as an Easter Egg hunt with the DanceBugs Bunny!

DanceBugs Kids Holiday Camp in Solihull

Finally, the MultiBugs Kids Holiday Camp in Solihull offers a wide variety of different sports, activities and games – with over 30 being played each week! Children will not only learn about different skills, improving their ability and fitness, but will also have lots of fun through exciting mini-games! Some of the sports that will be played at the camp include children’s favourites such as football, athletics and tennis, as well sports they may not have played before including; badminton, hockey and basketball! Similarly to the FootieBugs Holiday Camp, both Fridays are special Competition Days, where children will compete to earn points for their teams to try and win prizes and trophies!

MultiBugs Kids Holiday Camp in Solihull

Prices start from just £9 per day for new customers and £13 per day for existing customers with Earlybird discount (available until 13/03/18). To book your child’s place at any of The Bugs Group’s Kids Holiday Camps in Solihull, please call 0121 777 7792 or click here.

25 Free Places at The FootieBugs Academy for Disadvantaged Children

 

After the recent trio of FootieBugs Academy stars were signed by local professional clubs, FootieBugs are now offering 25 free places at their Academy for disadvantaged children across the area, who may have the talent to reach the next level.

 

Six year olds Edward Smith and Ashton Gunning have been signed by Birmingham City, whereas nine year old Ruby Mullins has signed for local rivals Aston Villa – taking the total number of FootieBugs Academy players being placed in Professional Academies over 15 in just over a year!

 

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FootieBugs Academy Director and former Birmingham City player Ash was delighted to see three more academy players signing for local professional clubs – and predicted that more players could follow in their footsteps.

 

“The levels they have shown are being rivalled by the other players at the Academy, so I’m sure there will be more signings to come very soon.”

 

The trio were all scouted by a number of local clubs after impressing during the scout’s regular visits to the academy, where sessions are focused on getting children ‘one step closer to professional‘, by acting as the perfect stepping stone for young children who dream of playing the game at the highest level.

 

With the new pledge to offer 25 free places to disadvantaged families in the West Midlands, talented youngsters across the area will now have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and have expert coaching to improve their technical and tactical abilities, with the opportunity of being scouted and signed.

 

Some of the coaches at the academy include Ashley Sammons and Mitch Hancox, both former Birmingham City players, and Callum Flanagan and Connor Mooney, former Aston Villa players. All coaches are fully qualified to FA and UEFA B levels and combine their playing and coaching experiences with teaching ‘the FootieBugs way’.

 

Through an exclusive partnership with Birmingham City Football Club, the FootieBugs Academy are the only local youth academy in the area feeding directly into Birmingham City’s Academy.

 

 

The FootieBugs Academy offers a free trial to all children – to book your child’s free trial please either visit http://www.footiebugs.com/footiebugs-academy or call 0121 777 7792.

 

DanceBugs’ New Dance Classes in Solihull!

 

DanceBugs are delighted to announce that we are opening up four new Dance Classes in Solihull on Saturday Mornings!

 

Running from 9am to 11am every week, DanceBugs will be running four half an hour classes, all with a focus on different styles of dance. The four styles that will be taught in the classes are: Ballet, Tappers, Acrobatics and Freestyle! All of the new DanceBugs Dance Classes in Solihull run for boys and girls aged 2.5 to 6 years old! All of our classes run in line with the International Dance Teacher’s Association, of which DanceBugs manager Charlotte is a full member (Number 30525)!

DanceBugs Dance Classes in Solihull

Our Baby Ballet classes make learning to dance a fun, friendly and magical experience for children! Children will learn different ballet skills, exercises and routines. Our sessions not only improve dance ability, but also increase confidence through our caring and supportive environment where all abilities are welcome! Our Baby Ballet classes are taught through stories and adventures, with teachers encouraging children to use their own imagination to explore, have fun and make new friends along the way!

 

The Tiny Tappers class introduces children to a tap dance! Classes will begin with a fun and energetic warm-up, before leading into different tap techniques and steps. As children begin to develop their tap skills, they will learn specific routines based on their favourite Disney songs or stories. At the end of each term, the Tiny Tappers will perform their routine in a special showcase to their parents! Performances are always lots of fun and will be followed by  a rewards ceremony.

 

Designed to develop children’s agility, balance, co-ordination and gross motor skills, the Adorable Acrobatics class uses different acrobatics equipment to create amazing movements! Some of the Acrobatic skills children may learn include: forward rolls, cartwheels, bridges, handstands, headstands and many more! The classes are structured to also increase children’s confidence and self-esteem levels as they progress into harder acrobatic skills and challenge themselves. Our teachers are all specially trained and ensure that all skills are learnt in a safe and caring environment.

 

Finally, our Funky Freestyle classes are exciting, trendy and fun-filled, where children are encouraged to express themselves through movement. Our Funky Freestylers will learn the natural instinct to boogie and have fun with our energetic classes that make the body want to move! There are also a number of opportunities for children to take part in special performances throughout the year and show off their amazing moves on the big stage!

 

We can’t wait for all our new dance classes in Solihull to start – you can book your child onto a free taster session for any of our classes by calling 0121 777 7792 or click here!

The Bugs Group’s February Half-Term Holiday Camps Review!

 

During the February half-term break we had a fantastic time running our Children’s Holiday Camps in Solihull – making sure Solihull children had an active and fun time during their school holidays!

 

It was great to see so many new faces at our camps during February, as well as all returning children! We review all the action from our FootieBugs, DanceBugs and MultiBugs camps below.

Children's Holiday Camps in Solihull

At the FootieBugs Holiday Camp, there were some tremendous skills on show from all the football superstars that attended! Through a combination of fun games and mini-circuit sessions, children focused on improving their skills, whilst trying to win their favourite games such as the crossbar challenge and penalty shoot out! On Friday, children were put into teams and tried to win points during more fun mini-games and small sided matches, with the winning team earning brilliant trophies and all children taking home a FootieBugs superstar certificate!

 

Held at the same venue of the Solihull Sixth form was the DanceBugs Holiday Camp. The Dance camp was a fun filled, exciting week that combined acrobatics, dance, physical theatre and cheerleading! Children worked within small groups and teams making new friends, building confidence and learning brand new skills! The camp was based on show time, allowing children to show what they had learnt during the week, including Maya, who mastered her cartwheel on just day two of the camp! Please see our Facebook page for lots of pictures from the holiday camp!

Children's Holiday Camps in Solihull

The MultiBugs Holiday Camp was held at Tudor Grange Secondary Academy and offered the perfect variety of sports for children! With over 30 different sports, games and activities throughout the week, all kids enjoyed the wide range on offer! This allowed them to play some of their favourite sports as well as experiencing new ones they may not have tried before! Similarly to the FootieBugs Camp, the Friday was also competition day, where there were more great prizes and trophies given to the winning team!

 

Also attending the MultiBugs Holiday Camp were our two new Junior Coaches! The Junior Coach Programmes run at all of our Children’s Holiday Camps in Solihull, offering boys and girls aged 12-16 the chance to gain valuable coaching experience by working with our fully qualified and trained coaches! Both Junior Coaches helped run sessions throughout the week, whilst completing their coaching workbook and progressing through the five levels of the programme. To find out more about the Junior Coach Programme, which is available at any of our camps, please click here.

 

With less than five weeks until Easter, places are already available to book at our Easter camps! Earlybird prices are available until Tuesday the 13th of March at 5pm. To book onto any of our Children’s Holiday Camps in Solihull please call 0121 777 7792 or click the button below.

Book The Bugs Group Holiday Camps in Solihull

The FootieBugs Academy’s Search for Future Football Stars in the West Midlands Continues!

 

After more than 15 players were signed to professional football academies in the past year, The FootieBugs Academy is now looking for more talented youngsters in the West Midlands to help get them “One Step Closer to Professional”.

 

The Academy is open to children from U6-U14 age groups and focuses on developing and nurturing their ability, before feeding them into professional football club’s academies.

 

The FootieBugs Academy

Through our expert professional coaching, detailed coach reports, online player profiles and links with professional clubs across the country, the FootieBugs Academy is the best place for children to be selected to join professional clubs!

 

Academy training sessions will introduce children to more advanced training sessions than regular FootieBugs classes, whilst also keeping an element of fun and enjoyment for children and developing their confidence levels. Sessions are planned around different skill sets and principles of the game, to develop children’s technical and tactical knowledge. Players are also set specific homework tasks by our coaches, which helps to improve a possibly weaker area to their game and turn this into a strength.

 

Professional club’s scouts regularly attend our training sessions, looking for the next superstar talent to sign up for their clubs. The FootieBugs Academy also has an exclusive partnership with EFL Championship side Birmingham City. This means that the FootieBugs Academy are the ONLY local club feeding directly into Birmingham’s professional academy.

 

The FootieBugs Academy

The FootieBugs Academy also hold matches against other local teams or academies, allowing children to put skills and tactics worked on in training sessions into a controlled game environment, as well as working as part of a team.

 

Academy training sessions are held at West Warwickshire Sports Club on Thursday and Friday evenings. We offer all children a FREE trial to the Academy – to book your child’s trial, please either call 0121 777 7792 or click here.

 

The Bugs Group supports Youth Sport Trust’s belief for increased emphasis on Curriculum PE in Schools

 

Recently, the Youth Sport Trust have found that almost 40% of secondary schools in England have reduced the number of PE lessons timetabled in since 2012. The figures also revealed that nearly a quarter of schools have done so within the last year.

 

The figures also found that after the transition between KS3 and KS4, there was a 21% decrease in the levels of curriculum PE a week. One of the main reasons for the reduction of PE lessons was due to more time being allocated for core subjects such as Maths or English, possibly due to exam pressures.

 

In an age where obesity and mental health issues within young children and teenagers are becoming increasingly common, it is extremely concerning to discover that physical activity and PE lessons (which can counter obesity rates and help to improve mental health) are being reduced.

 

The Youth Sport Trust is campaigning for curriculum PE to become a more integral part of the curriculum within schools, which The Bugs Group fully support.

 

While the research refers to secondary school’s PE levels, it is extremely important that primary schools do not follow a similar trend. The Bugs Group work with hundreds of primary schools across the country, running fun and engaging sport sessions through both curriculum PE time and extracurricular classes.

Current stats show that one in five reception children and one in three year six children are either overweight or obese, meaning there is an underlying issue with obesity levels before children reach secondary school.

 

Similarly to GCSE’s in secondary schools, there is an increasing amount of stress and pressure put on children during SATs exams. By reducing the levels of PE children participate in, it can actually increase the amount of stress put on children, as exercise helps to reduce cortisol levels.

 

Instead, PE within the curriculum at both primary and secondary schools should be promoted and increased where possible. PE lessons are a vital in improving not only physical health and obesity levels, but also mental and social aspects within children, contributing to their overall health and wellbeing in a positive manor.

 

For more information about The Bugs Group’s work within primary schools across the UK, please call 0121 777 7792 or click here.

The Bugs Group’s Fundraiser for CLIC Sargent at Morrisons Solihull!

On Saturday the 10th of February, The Bugs Group were at Morrisons Solihull helping to raise money for children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent!

 

This was the second Fundraiser for CLIC Sargent The Bugs Group have held at Morrisons, after previously running an endurance cycle event in August 2017! The focus this time was on getting children active whilst raising money!

After recent statistics showed that childhood obesity levels had risen in the Solihull area, children were encouraged to perform some football skills and dance moves when donating to CLIC Sargent.

 

The idea to help get children more active came after a recent report found alarming childhood obesity rates within Solihull. It was found that one in five reception children were overweight or obese, which increased to one in three during year six.

 

Children who got active and donated were entered into a prize draw to win free days at any of The Bugs Group’s Holiday Camps in Solihull! The winners of the competition had the choice between the FootieBugs Football Holiday Camp, DanceBugs Dance Holiday Camp or the MultiBugs Multi-Sports Holiday Camp!

 

All three of the Holiday Clubs run at venues across Solihull for boys and girls aged from 4-16. The camps are focused on keeping children active and entertained during school holidays, helping to break the common trend of children sat in front of the TV during half-terms, missing out on the amount of physical activity suggested by the NHS as part of a healthy and active lifestyle.

The February Half-Term Holiday Camps have started this week -but there are limited places remaining! To get your child active on any of our fun sports holiday camps please book by calling 0121 777 7792 or by clicking here.

 

Currently, 11 children will be diagnosed with Cancer in the UK a day. CLIC Sargent provide support for these children and their families. To find out more about CLIC Sargent’s fantastic work, please click here.

The Childhood Obesity Crisis in Solihull

 

The Bugs Group’s Holiday Camps in Solihull are now less than a week away! This means that there is not long left to book onto our FootieBugs, DanceBugs or MultiBugs camps across Solihull!

 

Currently in Solihull, one in five reception children and one in three children in year six are either overweight or obese. These worrying statistics mean that youngsters in Solihull are at a greater risk of health issues such as heart disease or type two diabetes.

The Bugs Group Children's Physical Activities

Worryingly, the figures of children with diabetes in Solihull is rising at a quicker rate than the national average.

 

All of our Holiday Camps in Solihull offer fun and engaging sporting activities for children – to help keep them active and create positive experiences of sport and physical exercise. By getting more children to enjoy exercise and sport, these worrying stats on childhood obesity in Solihull will start to reduce.

 

With three camps running for both boys and girls from the ages of 4-12, children are spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding what camp they would like to attend!

 

Running at the Solihull Sixth Form are our FootieBugs and DanceBugs Holiday Camps. The FootieBugs Camp includes a full week of fun football games and activities, where children will make friends and perfect their skills! At the DanceBugs Camp, children will learn a range of different dance, acrobatics and performance routines! The Friday at both camps will be a special Competition Day and Performance Day – where there will be fun team games and prizes at the FootieBugs Camp and a dance routine performance to parents and rewards ceremony at the DanceBugs Camp!

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The MultiBugs Holiday Camp runs at Tudor Grange Secondary Academy and provides children with only 30 different sports and activities to play! Children will be able to play some of their favourite sports like football and tennis, but also experience new ones they may not have played before like golf or dodgeball! The Friday of the camp is also Competition Day, with more fantastic prizes and trophies on offer!

Holiday Camps Solihull

 

With not long before the camps start and prices starting from just £9 – now is the time to book your child’s place onto any of The Bugs Group’s Holiday Camps in Solihull. To book either call 0121 777 7792 or click the button below.

 

Book The Bugs Group Holiday Camps in Solihull

Children’s Mental Health Week

 

This week is Children’s Mental Health Week. A week that is focused on raising awareness and breaking the stigma that surrounds children’s mental health issues.

 

Currently, one in ten children have a mental health illness, which equates to three children in every classroom. Statistics also show that 75% of mental health illnesses start before the age of 18. This means there is a significant need for intervention as early as possible to help those suffering.

 

In modern society, children are subject to pressure from a number of different sources. This could be pressure from schools to perform well in exams/SATs, from parents to perform well at a sport or extracurricular activity, or even their peers through the rapid growth of social media.

 

While recent work from a number of mental health charities has helped to raise awareness of issues, there is still lots more work to be done to help ensure that children are given the best possible support.

 

YogaBugs are on a mission to improve children’s mental health across the country. Through our work in Schools and local community classes, we take children on story adventures combining Yoga and mindfulness practices.

YogaBugs Children's Mental Health Week

 Our classes also incorporate breathing, visualization and relaxation techniques. These techniques help children to ‘calm their mind’, reducing their stress and anxiety levels.

 

The theme of this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week is ‘Being Ourselves’. We believe that all children should be encouraged to be themselves and this is echoed throughout all of our classes.

 

It is vitally important that parents understand how to talk to their children about mental health, whilst also doing all they can to help create a positive mindset for their child. YogaBugs have created a number of Mindfulness sheets to help parents develop their children’s mental health and are accessible via our social media pages.

Children's Mental Health Week

Children’s Mental Health Week is an excellent idea to help generate awareness, however we must ensure that awareness is continued to be generated beyond this week, therefore encouraging more children to break the stigma around mental health and not be afraid to talk about their feelings.

 

For more information on YogaBugs, please visit our website here.

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