At SSG we have been working to provide opportunity, inspire futures and empower participation since our birth in 2003, from our base in Bedford we now work with children, young people and adults in a wide ranging spectrum of Education, Training, Activities and Experiences nationally.
Originating from a passion of sports and activity coaching we have journeyed into new markets and moved to diversify our delivery and specialisms, however we have remained true to our core values of applying a passion for people to ensure the positive and inspiring nature of our delivery.
Our extensive customer base includes families, schools, businesses, local authorities and governmental departments and we are proud to be continually expanding this list. We welcome contact from new customers and provide free of charge needs analysis consultation sessions on request.
We have welcomed external moderation and inspection in all areas of our provision and have gained approval and backing from a wide range of agencies including OFSTED, BTEC, SPORTS LEADERS UK, BAPA, ADVENTURE MARK and LOtC to name but a few and are proud of our record in pursuing external gradings and inspections to ensure we are constantly evolving, improving and leading the way in innovative programme design and delivery.
At the heart of our organisation is our ever expanding and wonderful staffing team, we invest heavily in identifying talented, motivated individuals who strive to work with and inspire others to achieve. Our extensive CPD package includes internal and external accreditation led by a team of experienced and knowledgeable department experts.
We remain committed to expanding our portfolio of activities, equipment and skill sets to further develop innovative and dynamic delivery methods.
Thank you for making our residential experience very fun and memorable.
Thank you for the opportunity of a lifetime, teaching us to live in the wild. I really enjoyed the time and memories I had.
I had the time of my life sleeping in a tent with friends and the activities.
The residential was the "funnest" 3 days of my life
The residential was amazing because the activities were fun. It was a massive experience for me and the other children. I challenged myself to do the things I had never done before.
The residential was fun and I would really like to go again next year.
I had a fantastic time!
Thank you for being kind and helpful towards me and for being a kind leader. My group all said that you were kind and I would like to say thank you again for an amazing 3 days.
Absolutely loved it and got him out in the fresh air!
Thank you for having me during the summer holidays.
Madison loves coming to holiday club. She always cant wait to come back and gets really excited when she is coming. It is great peace of mind to know how much she enjoys it and I have recommended it to friends.
A huge thank you for an excellent party. All the boys loved it and our son said it was the best birthday party ever. It was all really well organised and the leader was brilliant.
After the first lesson with Georgie and Shanesh, Lois was made to feel so special and that she could do anything! She has overcome her fear of jumping in and really looks forward to her swimming lessons. So very grateful to the instructors and they are to be praised for their efforts. Every other swim school in Bedford should be closed down and Fish2Water should take over!
My granddaughter has very much enjoyed her lessons over the last couple of years and thanks to the teachers she is now able to swim.
Teacher Ben was fantastic. He was so patient and brilliant with the kids. Both Hannah and Marcus really enjoyed their lessons.
Very happy with the lessons. Ella loves coming and is learning so much, Ben and Balve are just fantastic.
Oscar and Naomi are being taught by Emma who is absolutely superb with them. It is a pleasure to watch. Their swimming and confidence in the water is gaining weekly.
The instructors are lovely, the smaller classes are brilliant and the instructors being in the pool really helps.
Thanks for a fantastic year of swimming. Thomas has learnt so much and come on such a long way since he first started earlier this year. You have a great team of workers.
Kats mannerisms, patience and professionalism with her class is the best I have ever seen.
Wanted to communicate about my fantastic experience with the starfish class. The class was run by Cat who from beginning to end made the class not only fun for the kiddies but knowledgeable for the adults. In a 30 minute class I learnt 3 new techniques to use when swimming with my son.
Thank you Georgie and your team for the swimming lessons Ronnie has received as a result he is a very confident boy in the water.
Both Sophie and Mikey have loved their 6 years of swimming with you – Sophie from a baby. Your lessons have given them a love of swimming and a true confidence in the water. If they do go on to swim at club level then this will be because of the amazing foundations that you have laid down with your classes.
Jack thoroughly enjoyed his booster week during the holidays. I was so impressed with the friendly and competent staff, so much so that I booked Jack to start swimming every week.
I thought the trainer was outstanding, activities shown will be extremely helpful in my job.
Excellent, thank you. An enjoyable two days.
My son took part in the leadership academy and absolutely loved it, he gained his Sports Leadership qualification and cannot wait to carry on his learning, he now wants to volunteer to coach younger age groups!
My boys both love going to kidzsize in the holidays.
My 13 week old is taking swimming lessons. They are great and he is so loving it. Many thanks.
These people are the best at what they do, they take each child as an individual & help them learn!
My son loves battlefield live. Thanks to all the staff!!
I just wanted to say how amazing the Battlefield Live Birthday party was for my sons 10th birthday. From the moment the instructor came over and introduced himself to us and the boys I knew it would be fantastic. His exuberance, charisma and sense of humour were brilliant. The boys bonded with him within minutes and loved every second.
The course was superb and provided me with a wonderful foundation for teaching. Although I have been working in education for some time I learned lots of new things. It was flexible and fitted around my current job. I found it very well organised and the tutor was always on hand for additional support where I required it she really went over and above where required.
Very pleased with fish to water taken my little girl who was nervous about swimming to being fearless going under and singing the catchy tunes round the house!
Absolutely loved the course was buzzing afterwards. Learnt so much.
We are delighted to have been able to support both local authority organisations and individual schools to provide this programme of support for school staff. Schools that have invested in their staff have seen instant benefit and budget saving around external outsourcing. I really enjoyed the course. The fact that most of it was practical was great. Lots of ideas to take back to school and try to implement.
The partnership has been a refreshingly different experience of networking for us and has provided us with a number of excellent links for us to develop our business as well as have a great time with the rest of the members at the events!!
I would recommend anybody or company that if they need to go on a course to get in contact with SSG. It is great value for money, you will come away not only with your certificate, but the knowledge of knowing how to deal with someone in a situation where they need medical help.
SSG have worked with a host of local authorities, Job Centres and Funding Management Organisations to develop and deliver programmes over the last 10 years and have worked with over 3000 participants to support them move closer to the jobs market within that time. We have been delighted with the Industry Challenge programme that has been designed by SSG’s team and delivered to meet the needs of a specific group of over 50 young people within Bedford Borough. SSG have been professional and focused on maintaining our programme funding outcomes whilst making the course a really exciting and different experience for the participants. We would highly recommend their services. October 2015
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