Goldsborough Primary students learn ‘Respect Through Football’

The Leeds United Foundation recently played host to pupils from Goldsborough C of E Primary school as they experienced a summer end of term day at Elland Road.

Over 20 Year 2 and 3 pupils from the Knaresborough based school headed down to the famous stadium to take part in a range of activities with the main theme of ‘respect’.

Nigel Thewlis, Education manager, the Leeds United Foundation said:

“The children from Goldsborough enjoyed a fantastic day at the stadium and really understood the importance of respect for yourself and of course each other. We showed them how football is taking a big stance with regards to respect and programmes such as the ‘Kick it Out’ campaign that reinforce as well as the new League rules that make sure respect is replicated at the very top level.”

Eager youngsters completed a range of activities, including a mini work shop, an activity booklet as well as working in groups to perform a small sketch, acting out how they believed they could show respect.

Goldsborough C of E student Max, said

‘It was great being on the pitch and in the dugout; we were really high up in the stands too’.

Pupil, Thomas added

“”We did drama plays about respect, my group was really good’.

The enthusiastic youngsters were then taken on a tour around Elland Road, seeing the ground from a player’s and managers viewing perspective whilst learning how Leeds United players respected their environment and how they demonstrate respect on and off the football pitch.

Mrs Brearton, class teacher, said:

 ‘The children all worked hard in the morning and the theme of respect that came through was a valuable learning experience for them. It is brilliant to take part in learning outside the classroom that reinforces the important messages we share at school in such a fun and unique way.”

“I’d like to thank the Leeds United Foundation for an excellent trip. The children really enjoyed themselves. They particularly enjoyed the alphabet name game which we have since used to feed into a lesson using adjectives in their written work.”

A highlight of the day was listening to the views of Jackson, a Year 2 pupil at Goldsborough Primary who said:

“I have learnt that if I see someone fall over, I will help them get back up again.”

To find out more information about our Leeds United Foundation Education Experience day’s please contact nigel.thewlis@leedsunited.com               

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