ParkLives goes to Parliament!

September 20th 2016

ParkLives goes to Parliament!

ParkLives hosted a special session outside the Houses of Parliament with MPs to celebrate National Fitness Day.

Outside Parliament in New Palace Yard, a very special and private green space, an ensemble of session leaders from ten major cities around the UK put on a taster session of fun sports and activities for MPs.

In one corner, a Cuban Zumba instructor named David from the London Borough of Newham taught a group of Parliamentary officials how to swing their hips to a medley of samba, mambo and salsa beats; while in another corner, instructors had MPs in boxing gloves and spinning hula-hoops.

Also joining in the fun and persuading MPs to get involved was Charlotte Cox and Daniel Wolff, gold-medal winning athletes from Special Olympics Great Britain, as part of Coca-Cola GB’s long-term charity partnership with Street Games. The charity works with Special Olympics Great Britain to provide year-round sports training and competitions to athletes with intellectual learning disabilities.

Nicole Napier, team leader at activeNewham said: “It was great to see all the cities come together and showcase what they’ve been doing over the busy summer period. ParkLives has got bigger and better over the years, and it was a great opportunity to show MPs what ParkLives is and the importance of getting people active, outdoors and using their parks.”

To find out more about the free daily sessions in any of the 10 ParkLives cities, use our FREE ACTIVITY FINDER.

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