ARGYLE Community Trust is excited to announce that we will be working with Ferrero and the EFL Trust to get kids in Plymouth moving for the fourth year in a row.
The +Sport Move and Learn Project is part of Ferrero’s global Kinder+Sport CSR initiative that has already encouraged 15 million children across the world to follow an active lifestyle. Nationally, over 38,000 primary school children across the UK took part in the Kinder +Sport Move and Learn Project during 2016/17. Additional activities, such as holiday camps and match-day activities linked to the project, also engaged thousands more children.
Over the course of six weeks, children from year 5 will spend time in the classroom with Plymouth Argyle club members, learning about the body, nutrition and the importance of exercise, through participating in interactive activities. This is then followed by a session dedicated to playing football, dodgeball or handball, with two weeks spent on each sport.
A spokesperson from Ferrero said: “We’re thrilled to be bringing the +Sport Move & Learn Project to Plymouth Argyle since we launched Kinder + Sport in the UK two years ago, we have already moved over 100,000 children from across the country.
“Active children are more likely to grow into active adults, so we are passionate about inspiring future generations in communities across the UK to get active and live well. The EFL Trust is the perfect partner; football clubs are at the heart of their communities and engage and inspire people from all generations – and this is exactly what we want to do with Kinder + Sport in the UK.”
Argyle Community Trust Schools and Participation Officer Stewart Walbridge said: “It’s vital that we educate children from a young age on a healthy diet and encourage an active lifestyle. The Kinder +Sport Move and Learn Project is a really fun and interactive project engaging thousands of children each year. I’m extremely proud to be able to support such an important programme.”