Trust see off competition to secure £11,000 grant
Fleetwood Town Community Trust has been chosen as one of only seven new clubs to join the Ferrero Sport Move and Learn project from September 2016 with a grant of £11,000 to engage 900 children.
The project is aimed to encourage children to take part in physical activity, build awareness of the importance of a healthy diet and adopt an active lifestyle in partnership with Ferrero and the EFL Trust
The +Sport Move and Learn Project is part of Ferrero’s global Kinder+Sport initiative designed to encourage healthy and active lifestyles in children across the world. In the UK the programme has a national target to move 21,300 children, through 192,000 hours of activity and education across the UK and Ireland.
Over the course of six weeks, children from Year 5 classes (nine – 10 year olds) will spend nine hours learning about the importance of a healthy diet and lifestyle. Each week the children will take part in a 90 minute session; spending 45 minutes in the classroom covering six different topics related to the body, nutrition, the importance of exercise and information about food groups, in line with the recommendations in the Government’s eatwell plate; and then they will spend 45 minutes taking part in a practical session made up of football, handball and dodgeball (two weeks per sport).
Matt Hilton, Director of the Community, said: “We are delighted to have been selected to deliver such a worthwhile programme having beaten off stiff competition for this opportunity.
"This provision will build upon our existing work in schools to educate young people of the importance of leading a healthy active lifestyle."
About the +Sport Move and Learn Project
The + Sport Move and Learn Project is a UK in-school programme developed by Ferrero and the Football League Trust as part of Ferrero’s global Kinder + Sport initiative. For 2014/15 each Community Trust will deliver the programme to around 30 schools in their local area. Over the course of six 90 minute weekly sessions, children will learn about the body, nutrition, the importance of exercise and food groups and take part in a practical session of football, handball and dodgeball.
The programme content has been developed by nutritional and educational and sporting experts in line with the recommendations in the Government’s eatwell plate and its learning outcomes are in line with the National Curriculum for PSHE and Science.