• Thu. Jun 20th, 2024

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MFC FoundationRichmond Church of England Primary School has given its PE lessons a Premier League upgrade after signing up for ‘Primary Stars’.

As a partner in the highly successful school sport programme, qualified coaches from Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation will visit one day a week, to deliver engaging, energetic and effective PE lessons.

Drawing on the inspiration of a Premier League football club, the programme aims to create healthier and more positive futures, developing skills and values in children that are crucial to success in later life.

The pupils will enjoy a diverse line-up of activities befitting the national PE curriculum, including football and hockey, as well as orienteering, dance, and athletics.

Plus, when the partnership commences in September, Foundation coaches will provide sessions in literacy, numeracy, enterprise and PSHE.

MFC Foundation, Boro’s official charitable arm, was established by club chairman Steve Gibson a little under 20 years ago, and now engages with more than 35,000 people every year.

Around 2,000 of those engaged are children involved in Primary Stars, with Richmond C of E Primary and Nursery School becoming the fourteenth school to sign up, and the first in North Yorkshire.

Primary Stars partner schools enjoy a range of benefits including tickets to Middlesbrough FC matches, access to MFC Foundation competitions and tournaments, and a comprehensive professional development programme for their staff.

MFC Foundation’s Primary Stars outreach is part of a nationwide programme spearheaded by the Premier League, which currently reaches out to 185,000 boys and girls aged 5-11 across the country. It is hoped that they scheme will eventually extend to every primary school in England and Wales.

To find out more about Primary Stars with MFC Foundation, please contact Natalie Guy on 01642 757674 or email natalie.guy@mfcfoundation.co.uk

Lynne Barron, Richmond C of E School Business Manager, said: “I have had the opportunity of working with MFC Foundation before, and was delighted when they accepted Richmond C of E Primary and Nursery School as the first primary partner school in North Yorkshire. We are very excited to be part of such an established sport initiative that will bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the school.

Natalie Guy, MFC Foundation’s School Sport Coordinator, said: “Every child should have the opportunity to play sport, benefit from great coaching and be part of a team. Primary Stars part of our plan to give every child we can the best possible start in life.”

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