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A FLOURISHING PARTNERSHIP

3 December 2012

More positive news from our pioneering Community Foundation

Legal and GeneralHealthy Living Project.- one of Cardiff City FC Community & Education Foundation’s biggest supporters reinforced their long standing partnership with us recently by giving local school children the chance to take part in a

 

The project is a Cardiff City Football Club Community & Education Foundation initiative which utilises the stature of Cardiff City Football Club and the popularity of the sport of football in the local community to educate young learners of the importance of living and engaging in a healthy lifestyle of body and mind.

 

Primary Schools all had a chance recently to take part in this bespoke initiative.RadyrandStacey (pictured),Willowbrook, Trowbridge, Pencaerau, Holy Family RC A 6 week projects targets a year 5 class at the schools involved six times during this period. Each lesson has a different objective, and pupils from

 

The first lesson saw each Primary School visit Cardiff City Stadium. During the first session, the children took part in a ‘behind the scenes’ ground tour of the fantastic facilities and in doing so, developed an understanding of the various types of food and beverages available in the food kiosks. They were also made aware of the various types of advertising they will be subjected to when coming to a football stadium, the healthy foods Cardiff City players eat before and after a game and thus the importance of them doing so.

 

The second session of the day focused on the importance of food hygiene. The children, through discussion, developed an understanding about bacteria and how it can spread in cooking, cleaning, cross contamination and food storage. During the lesson, the children were shown how to correctly wash their hands; this was then practiced and carried out in the rest rooms at the stadium, enabling children to prepare fruit in order to make a smoothie for their class mates.

 

, Corporate Social Responsibility Manger for Legal and General said: “Legal and General are delighted to continue our support of the Community & Education Foundation, especially the Healthy Living Programme. This fantastic programme allows a number of children to be educated over a 6 week period, highlighting important health issues throughout it.”Lynne SheehyHaving attended Holy Family Primary School’s Launch Day,

 

Joel Hutton,Schools Project Coordinator for Cardiff City FC Community & Education Foundation added: “Everyone at the Foundation would again like to express our thanks to one of our longest serving partners, Legal and General for their continued support. It’s great for Lynne to see the effect the funding has on local school children, giving them the opportunity to take part in initiatives like Healthy Living. If the children can take something away from today or even a point from upcoming lessons that could help them in later life, the Community Foundation, thanks to Legal and General have had a positive impact on their lives.”


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