This school year we have been fortunate enough to have Notts County FITC come in and work with some of our pupils in a programme called Primary Goals. The Primary Goals programme is a 10 week programme which has been designed to support children in a variety of ways. The programme uses Multi - sports activities and interactive workshops to engage the pupils and help the pupils make good progress for the future.
Sport + Move and Learn Programme
This year at Robin Hood we have developed a great relationship with Notts County FITC . We have been lucky enough to have staff member deliver the +Sport, Move and Learn programme to our year 3's. The programme, which is delivered in partnership with The English Football League Trust and Ferrero, is a FREE school-based educational programme for primary school children. It aims to encourage physical activity, promote nutritional education and build awareness of the importance of a healthy diet and active lifestyle.
Over the course of 6 weeks, the children spend 45 minutes completing a practical session and 45 minutes in the classroom every week, covering six different topics relating to the body, nutrition and the importance of exercise.
The children at Robin Hood Primary school had a surprise visit from Notts County’s captain Richard Duffy and defender Carl Dickinson as part of their +Sport Move and Learn Project.
In a Q&A session, the children wasted no time in learning more about the players’ diet, asking them about their favourite food, drink and other eating habits. They also got a chance to test the players’ skills in a game of dodgeball.
After the visit, Notts County captain Richard Duffy, commented: “It’s really enjoyable, it’s nice to see the kids with smiles on their faces and enjoying their day.
“We both have kids the same age so we know what to expect and some of the trickier questions didn’t come as a surprise”.
Defender Carl Dickinson added: “Most of these kids like football, so it’s nice that we can get involved and go into schools and talk about our experiences.
“Anything that children can learn about earlier is a good thing, this particular project obviously focuses on nutrition, which is great.”
“In terms of other projects that FITC do, I think people often try to stay away from a lot of touchy subjects like mental health and cancer rehabilitation but the more people talk and know about it, and know what they can do to help, then it’s all for the better.
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