Blackburn Rovers Community Trust has recently announced this season’s programme of ‘Respect’ workshops for local schools.
The national initiative, funded by npower, will see all 72 Football League Trusts deliver lesson plans around the theme of ‘Respect’ to 80,000 ten and eleven year olds across the UK.
Blackburn Rovers Community Trust will be aiming to run sessions for 1200 pupils from local schools between now and the end of February 2013.
Working with The Football League Trust, the ‘Respect’ workshops have been designed to use young people’s love of football to encourage good behaviour.
Clare McDougall, Head of Community and Education for npower, comments, “Last season these sessions proved really popular with teachers and schools. Using the theme of football and meeting people from their local football club meant youngsters were engaged and interested in what the workshops were all about.”
Gill Kinloch, Chief Executive of the Trust said “We are delighted to be involved for the first time in this national programme which seeks to promote and encourage good citizenship, respect and positive behaviour not only on the field of play but also in daily life routine.
“The Trust is also giving participating youngsters the unique chance to enter a prize draw to win match tickets to a BRFC home game by completing a homework activity sheet telling us how they have shown respectful behaviour in their community.”
Any local schools interested in taking part in the free programme should contact Chris Brankin or Sam Dixon on 01254 296256
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