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Respect workshops for local schools

22 October 2012

Rotherham United Football Club Community Sports Trust launches new season of Respect workshops for local schools

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust is today announcing this season’s programme of Respect workshops for local schools.

In a programme funded by npower, all 72 Football League Trusts will be delivering lesson plans around the theme of ‘Respect’ to 80,000 ten and eleven year olds across the UK.

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust will be aiming to run sessions for 1200 Rotherham youngsters between now and end of February 2013.
 
Working with The Football League Trust, npower has designed the Respect workshops to use young people’s love of football to encourage good behaviour. Through fun and interactive sessions in schools, children are taught how to:
•    Identify unacceptable behaviour and its effect on others
•    Develop an understanding of respect and how this can be taken into daily life
•    See situations from other people’s perspective

The aim of the session is to help youngsters understand the consequences of their conduct on others and appreciate that their behaviour can affect not just themselves but others at school, home and in the community.

Clare McDougall, Head of Community and Education for npower, comments, “Last season, these sessions proved really popular with teachers and schools. Using the theme of football and meeting people from their local football club meant youngsters were engaged and interested in what the workshops were all about.”

Participation Officer James Cole added “The Respect workshops always prove popular with pupils, it gives our staff an opportunity to engage with pupils and increase their understanding of what Respect means and how they can apply it in their lives”.

Any local schools interested in receiving a visit from the club should contact James Cole Participation Officer on 01709 827767 / 07415133698 or email participation@rotherhamunited.net


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