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Coventry City stars Aaron Phillips and Conor Thomas visited St. Christopher's Primary School as part of the +Sport Move and Learn project

26 February 2015

Academy graduates Phillips and Thomas visited Year Five pupils to observe the pupils undergoing a lesson on the importance of exercise and fitness....

Sky Blues stars Aaron Phillips and Conor Thomas visited St Christopher’s Primary School yesterday, as part of the Sky Blues in the Community +Sport Move and Learn project.
 
The +Sport Move and Learn project has been designed to educate children about nutrition, the human body and the importance of exercise – essential for encouraging them to lead healthy and active lifestyles. Sky Blues in the Community coaches work with classes of children once a week during curriculum time for a total of 6 weeks. Each week, children participate in a 45 minute interactive classroom lesson followed by a 45 minute physical activity session.
 
Sky Blues in the Community are one of eight Football League Clubs that are currently delivering the +Sport Move and Learn project in the UK. The project is being funded and delivered in partnership with Ferrero UK and the Football League Trust as part of Ferrero’s global Kinder + Sport initiative. 
 
This funding and support has enabled Sky Blues in the Community to deliver the project completely free of charge to Primary Schools across Coventry and Warwickshire.
 
Academy graduates Phillips and Thomas visited year five pupils at St Christopher’s to observe the pupils undergoing a classroom lesson on the importance of exercise and fitness, as well as take questions from the pupils about their healthy eating and activity habits. The Sky Blues stars then tried their hand at dodgeball with the class.
 
So far this season, the Sky Blues K+ Sport Move and Learn project has worked with 24 classes in 13 different schools. During the 2014/2015 academic year, Sky Blues in the Community will work with a total of 1,800 Year 5 children from 30 different Primary Schools across Coventry and Warwickshire. 
 
Four of those schools will be making an appearance on the Ricoh Arena pitch at half time, at Saturdays game against MK Dons, to celebrate the success of the project so far.
 
If you would like to find our more information about the +Sport Move and Learn project, or to ask how your school gets involved, please contact Sky Blues in the Community’s Health Manager, Hiedi Sloan. Email: hiedi.sloan@ccfc.co.uk or Telephone: 02476 786 314.

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