Over 600 primary school children will benefit from free resources provided from Wigan Athletic Community Trust this week.
Staff from the club’s official charity are working with a number of local schools to deliver activity packs this week to 638 children.
The packs will provide youngsters and their families with the chance to enjoy a number of fun games and activities at home with bags including a soft football, learning resources, balloons, snacks and a stationary set.
The Community Trust have worked with over 4,000 primary school children in the last year through the Premier League Primary Stars programme, which provides PE coaching, after school clubs and support for pupils with literacy and numeracy as well as working with teachers to develop their confidence in delivering PE.
Helen Grindley, PE lead at St Oswald’s Primary School said: “A big thank you to Wigan Athletic Community Trust for the goody bags which the children have received this week.
“There are some great resources and ideas in them to keep the children busy and active whilst they are having to stay at home during this difficult time. Thank you very much again.”
The Trust also recently delivered 150 packs to pre-school children and their families with no access to internet.
School Services Manager for Wigan Athletic, Gareth Nolan, said: “Over this difficult period, we have had to adapt as an organisation.
“Even though we are unable to work in schools, we are able to provide these activity packs to keep the children and their families physically and mentally active whilst at home.
“We are committed to enhancing the lives of children and young people who need it most, and these packs will certainly do that.
“I must also add a big thank you to Cathy Robinson, Wigan’s School Games Organiser, who has offered her time and effort to assist us in putting the bags together which has been a great help.”
For more information please email Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s Schools Services Manager Gareth Nolan on firstname.lastname@example.org.