Accrington Stanley are one of 24 EFL clubs who run the Kinder+Sport Move & Learn project, a school-based educational programme for children aged between 9-10 that has been developed by the EFL Trust and Ferrero.
Over 54,000 children have got active through the project that combines six weeks of practical sporting sessions with classroom sessions, encourages physical activity, promotes nutritional education and builds awareness of the importance of a healthy diet and active lifestyle.
Accrington Stanley First Team player Billy Kee, who is also the Trust’s Health Ambassador said “It’s vital that we educate children from a young age on a healthy diet and encourage an active lifestyle. The Kinder +Sport Move and Learn Project is a really fun and interactive project engaging thousands of children each year. I’m extremely proud to be able to support such an important programme”.
Over the course of six weeks, children from year 5 classes spend 45 minutes in the classroom learning about the body, nutrition and the importance of exercise, through participating in interactive activities. The second half of the 90 minute session is dedicated to playing football, dodgeball or handball, with two weeks spent on each sport.
Mike Evans, Director of Operations at the EFL Trust said: “We’ve been working with Ferrero for three years now and seeing the programme go from strength to strength is incredible. The power of sport and the club badge allows our network of community trusts to deliver key messages, such as tackling obesity, to reach out to the wider community. This investment in helping to get future generations living well is invaluable and we look forward to continuing to work with Ferrero and our own network.”
To find out more about the work of Accrington Stanley Community Trust visit: http://www.stanleytrust.co.uk/