An education day designed to inspire and encourage sportsmanship has been held for Uttoxeter school children.
Online PR News – 28-May-2012 – BURTON-ON-TRENT – An education day designed to inspire and encourage sportsmanship has been held for Uttoxeter school children.
More than 200 seven to eight year olds from nine different schools across Uttoxeter visited the Pirelli stadium, home to Burton Albion Football Club, for a day of structured practical and theory sessions.
St Augustines, Hutchinson Memorial, St Peters, Tynsel Parkes, Richard Clarke, St Marys, Picknall and All Saints schools all attended the event.
Whilst there, the children participated in group sports, education workshops about respect and racism in sport and were also given a guided tour of the stadium.
Hosted by the Burton Albion Community Trust – a registered Burton Charity – the youngsters were arranged into five groups that saw them mixed with pupils from different schools.
Each group then participated in one of the four 45 minute sessions, or the stadium tour, which all ran simultaneously. When the lessons finished, the groups were then rotated throughout the different activities.
Made up of two theory workshops and two practicals, each child attended each workshop once.
The two practical workshops were held outdoors, one of them running to an Olympic theme that saw the children working together over a variety of different sports, the other a structured football session, which worked on the fundamental skills needed to play football.
The educational workshops taught the students about keeping a calm head in sport and the importance of mutual respect during a game. They also highlighted racial awareness and asked the children to consider the different countries coming to London for the Olympic Games.
Manager of Burton Albion Community Trust, Andy Taylor, said: “All the children were really well behaved and a credit to their schools.”
Further information on any of the Community Trust projects is available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting the community page of the Club website – www.burtonalbionfc.co.uk
The Burton Albion Community Trust is a registered charity that is dedicated to helping the people local to Burton Albion FC.
An official registered Burton charity, BACT works to deliver projects based on the four main themes of health, education, participation and social inclusion and disability across the local area and currently works with thousands of people throughout our local communities.