Playing a sport helps children and young people develop social skills which would benefit them even when they grow older.

Sporting Activities

Allowing children to participate in outdoor extracurricular activities, such as sports, helps them explore and develop skills which are considered beneficial throughout their lives. By participating in sports, children are exposed to various mental, social, emotional, physical and educational benefits.


Our project aims to deliver the following outcomes for our beneficiaries:

  • Build and develop resilience to challenging circumstances
  • Improve engagement in learning
  • Improve emotional and physical health and well being
  • Develop talent
  • Improve social skills and provide opportunities to make new friendships
  • Improve behaviour and reduce anti social and offending behaviour
  • Create positive relationships with adults
  • Greater community engagement and a sense of belonging.


If a child or young person has received funding from STAR for an event or activity, we request that an Evaluation Form is completed. Our funders need follow up information as to the impact of their funding, therefore the completion of the Evaluation Form is an essential criteria in order for funding to be granted. It also allows us to learn more about their experience and outcomes.

If you need to complete an Evaluation Form, please click on the button below, fill it in and either email it to or post it to STAR, PO Box 5176, Shepton Mallet, BA4 9DD


“I do use the gym regularly and I have made a lot of friends there and we all go to the gym together.
Gym has become a part of my life now and I feel in such a good place mentally when I am there.
I do appreciate STAR`s help as it would be impossible for me to attend otherwise. Thank you STAR ”

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