A new FREE health project for primary school children in East London!

 

Leyton Orient Trust, in partnership with The English Football League Trust and Ferrero is delivering the + Sport Move and Learn Project in local schools from September 2016. 

The + Sport Move and Learn Project is a national school-based educational programme for children aged 9-10 years old, run by football community trusts across the country. It aims to encourage physical activity, promote nutritional education and build awareness of the importance of a healthy diet and active lifestyle. Launching for the first time this year in our area, we aim to deliver the programme in local schools in Waltham Forest and Hackney.

 

Over six weeks, Year 5 children will spend time completing a practical session on football, handball and dodgeball followed by a session in the classroom covering six different topics related to the body, nutrition, the importance of exercise and information about food groups, in line with the recommendations outlined in the Government’s Eatwell Guide

Ferrero is supporting the project as part of its global Kinder+Sport initiative, which is designed to get children moving. As a pillar of the company’s CSR activity, it is completely separate from any promotional or branded initiatives and children will never see the brand name in schools, nor will they ever receive any product.

Details of the + Sport Move and Learn Project

Sessions:             6 x 45 minutes in the classroom

                              6 x 45 minutes of physical activity

Cost:                     Free

Venue:                 Classroom and hall or outdoor space

Support:              One teacher will be required to be present and willing to participate in the sessions

The aims of the Move and Learn Project are for children to:

  • Learn the importance of a healthy, balanced diet
  • Learn the importance of activity every day for both physical and emotional well-being. 
  • Learn the importance of eating in moderate quantities

The learning outcomes of the + Sport Move and Learn Project are:

  • To enable children to understand the importance of exercise in a balanced lifestyle
  • To enable children to identify the nutritional components of their diet and recognise the quantities of each that they are eating
  • To enable children to identify that food is the fuel that allows the body to function correctly
  • To provide maths and literacy activities to support children’s learning
  • To provide fun activities that promote health and physical activity in a positive way

The programme’s aims and learning outcomes follow the National Curriculum focusing on PSHE and Science.

There will also be opportunities for the young people involved in the programme to come along and enjoy a match at the Matchroom stadium and participate in some matchday activities too!

For more information or to get involved with this programme please contact: phillip.smith@leytonorienttrust.org.uk