Families Get Active - York Family Walks

Ref: C3679013

Welcome to York Family Walks, an online resource that your family, school or group can access in your own time to discover the communities who lived and worked around the Rowntree Factory in York. Explore the health and wellbeing legacy which still exists today. You can hear from the local people who worked in the factory and have the opportunity to take part in many activities yourselves. There will be the opportunity to enter regular prize draws when you tag us at @york_family_walks so that you can win activity sessions with local providers for the whole family. If you enjoy your walk you may wish to access our free Families Get Active resources and have some extra ongoing support from our very own Families Get Active Coach. Come and join in the fun!

Course aim

To encourage families to explore their city together with a guided interactive walk. We would like to explore how the Rowntree family created a long term health and wellbeing legacy for the City.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need your own personal email address so that you’re able to login to the WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet. If you want to understand more about Canvas please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for people with little spoken English

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • By the end of the walk I will have gained some ideas about how to get active with my family for free
  • By the end of the walk I will feel more confident around my city and know where to look for activity groups for my family
  • By the end of the walk I will learn about the Rowntree Family and their contribution to health, wellbeing and activity in York
  • By the end of the walk I will learn more about the families get active project and decide if I would like to start a free 1:1 programme with them
  • By the end of the walk I will upload my photographs to the sharing platform

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will be able to keep a record of your progress and achievement using photos, audio, text or documents uploaded into the WEA’s digital learning platform, WEA Canvas.
  • You will be able to keep a digital portfolio of your work on WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas.

What else do I need to know?

  • You will also need access to the internet outside of your sessions. You could do this using a smart phone, tablet, laptop or a desktop computer (at home or through a library etc.).
  • You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas so that you can receive resources, record your progress and achievement and to work with others and share ideas. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • Access to instagram would be ideal so that you can tag your photos on our account and enter our prize draw

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • You can access our free motivational support programme to help get you and your family even more active!

Download full course information sheet

Families Get Active - York Family Walks

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2020
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions
  • I declare that the address I have provided is correct and that I will provide evidence of this and my eligibility to live and work in the UK

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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