After School Coaching Clubs
During term time Fleetwood Town Community Trust coaches are in many schools across the Fylde providing a 5-week programme of fun based activities ranging from football to multi sport-activities. The sessions include a structured warm up and key techniques, finishing with a tournament. Our aim is to introduce sports to children and involve the whole class.
PPA Time in Schools
Our in school activities include a multi-sport activity programme used by an ever increasing number of schools to cover PPA (planning, preparation and assessment) time.
We offer one or two hour sessions covering all aspects of the National Curriculum. We have a number of schools contracted for Workforce Reform/PPA sessions on either a half-term, fill term or year long contracts, enabling us to build up a good mutually beneficial relationship with a number of schools, teachers and pupils.
‘Respect for Fleetwood Town Community Trust’
As part of the npower Respect programme the Community Trust staff visit around 30 schools across the Fylde Coast over the coming year, reaching a target of 1200 primary age children in the coming school year.
Year 5 & 6 pupils will be taught about respecting their community and the environment, the effects of anti-social behaviour, racism and bullying.
Matt Hilton – Director of Community Development & Education says the combination of physical exercise and interactive discussion sessions has proved to be a winning formula. he said: “We talk to pupils about the need for respect both in the classroom and the wider community when they are outside of school. We encourage them to actively take part in the sessions by discussing their own experiences of anti-social behaviour and how they should respond to it”
Catherine Ward, teacher at St Johns Catholic Primary School, Poulton – Le – Fylde said: “nPower Respect is a great project – the children have engaged really well with the activities and have extremely enjoyed the lesson delivered to the class. The message of ‘Respect’ has been taught thoroughly and informatively allowing pupils to take part throughout the session -sharing their ideas on what they think is ‘Respectful’ both in sport and in their everyday lives.”
‘What’s Your Goal?’
The Community Trust provides a programme of in-school workshops to help local youngsters identify their career goals.
This is part of a national programme called ‘What’s Your Goal?’, run by Football League sponsor npower, to give students across the country the chance to experience work life in the football industry.
As part of the in-school session run by Fleetwood Town FC Community Trust, local youngsters will be shown how to complete an application form and encouraged to apply for one of five sought after four-day work experience placements at the club, which will take place during the 2013-14 Easter holidays.
The career-focused lessons are suitable for year 10 and 11 students and will be taking place between now until mid-February next year.
Clare McDougall, Head of Community and Education for npower, comments, “Clubs have a real range of exciting roles on offer: Community Coach, Public Relations Manager and Club Shop Manager to Sports Therapist, Stadium Manager and Groundsman to name just a few. So there’s a real opportunity to for youngsters to get a valuable insight into what it’s like to work in the world of football.”