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Coventry City's Joe Cole and Aaron Martin visited St. John's Primary School to educate children on a healthy lifestyle

18 November 2015

The City duo visited the school as part of the Sky Blues in the Community's Move and Learn project, sponsored by Kinder...

Coventry City's Joe Cole and Aaron Martin visited St. John's Primary School in Allesley yesterday, helping educate local children on the value of a healthy lifestyle.

Sky Blues in the Community are one of 16 Football League clubs who deliver the 'Move and Learn' project as part of the Football League Trust's healthy living and sports initiative, sponsored by Kinder.

SBitC were one of the original eight Football League clubs to deliver the project which aims to educate children on the values of eating right and living well.

The project will be rolled out to over 30 schools across Coventry and Warwickshire in the summer which includes activities such as football, dodgeball and handball, and is free to schools.

SBitC Director Guy Rippon said: "We're delighted to see Joe and Aaron helping us deliver the programme across the Coventry and Warwickshire area.

"It is a project which we were pioneers in as we were one of the first to deliver it in the country and we've seen it go from strength and strength.

"They're in the middle of the six-week project and the players were there taking questions from pupils and hopefully inspiring pupils to improve their lifestyle."

Coventry City defender Aaron Martin said: "I've always enjoyed getting out in the local community during my time at the club as it is an important part of being a professional footballer.

"The pupils had some great questions for us and it is an important project for children as eating properly is vital for your development in sport and education.

"It is great to see some of the good work in the local community and it's great to see more children interested in Coventry City this season."

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