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BACT SUPPORTING NATIONAL CHILDREN'S DAY

15 May 2016

TODAY Burton Albion Community Trust and The Football League Trust (The FLT) are supporting National Children’s Day.

National Children's Day highlights the importance of a healthy childhood to ensure that they can grow into happy, healthy adults. Delivering The Kinder +Sport Move and Learn project in East Staffordshire does exactly that!

During 2015/16 The Kinder +Sport Move and Learn Project, a national school based education programme, will have had over 47,000 children ‘moving’ and ‘learning’ across the country. Burton Albion Community Trust will have engaged with 900 young people in 29 schools across East Staffordshire through the project.

Now into its second year, the project is aimed at children aged 9-10 and is delivered by 13 other Football Community Trusts combining six weeks of practical sporting sessions with classroom sessions.

The emphasis of the project is the importance of a healthy lifestyle for children; encouraging physical activity, promoting nutritional education and building the awareness of healthy diet and active lifestyle.

Thanks to the support from Ferrero The Kinder +Sport Move and Learn Project is building year on year with an 18% increase in children ‘moving’ on last year.

Aiden Couch, Project Manager at The FLT, ‘We are delighted to support National Children’s Day. The Kinder +Sport Move and Learn Project is just one of many projects that The FLT deliver to help children get active, and break the cycle of inactivity many of them fall into. In 2015/16 The Kinder +Sport Move and Learn Project will engage with over 47,000 children, and this is only set to increase.’

Using the power of football the project is supported by a number of Burton Albion Football Club players. Acting as role models to the children, players speak about their lifestyle as a professional footballer and the importance of an active lifestyle.

Burton Albion Football Club Captain John Mousinho said “It’s really positive to be involved with the great work Burton Albion Community Trust do across East Staffordshire, working in schools to engage and educate kids to get moving as part of this programme.” 

To find out more information about the Move and Learn programme please contact Ollie Crooks.

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