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NEWS: Sky Blues in the Community visit the House of Commons to promote Healthy Lifestyles among year five school pupils

23 March 2016

SBitC are invited to speak at the House of Commons to commend the success of their Healthy Lifestyles project...

Sky Blues in the Community Health Manager Hiedi Sloan and Director Guy Rippon took a trip to the House of Commons recently to talk about the what the team does to promote healthy lifestyles in primary schools in the Coventry and Warwickshire area.

The event was hosted by Ferrero and the Football League Trust on Wednesday 9th March 2016 to celebrate the success of the + Sport Move and Learn Project.
 
Launched in 2013 by the Football League Trust and Ferrero, + Sport Move and Learn is a national school-based education programme for children aged 9-10.

Content is driven by nutrition, education and sporting experts in line with the Government’s Eatwell plate and National Curriculum for PSHE and Science. The programme is now delivered by 18 professional club community schemes in England, Scotland and Ireland.
 
Over 6 consecutive weeks’ children spend 9 hours both inside and outside the classroom, learning about the importance of a balanced diet and active lifestyle and participating in a range of sports including football, dodgeball and handball.

 
This academic year the aim of the + Sport Move and Learn Project is to move 31,600 children through 284,000 hours of activity in 450 schools nationwide. Locally, Sky Blues in the Community will be working with over 30 primary schools encouraging 2,000 pupils to learn more about the importance of an active lifestyle.
 
Sky Blues in the Community Director, Guy Rippon said: “We were delighted to be part of an event held at the prestigious House of Commons.
 
“Our staff and the schools we have delivered in over the last couple of years love the classroom activities and the sports aspect, and it was a great honour for Sky Blues in the Community to be the organisation that the sponsors and Football League chose to share our story.”
 
For more information about the +Sport Move and Learn project, please contact: Hiedi Sloan - hiedi.sloan@ccfc.co.uk.

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