This week our FBB Schools programme kicked off with eighteen school projects! We are excited to deliver our football-inspired Project Based Learning programme which teaches literacy and key soft skills for our participants.
In 2015 we saw our FBB Schools grow ten fold having started to work in Cardiff and grow to 10 schools with age groups ranging from 9-16 year olds. September 2016 sees FBB take another step up almost doubling in size – delivering to 320 students across London and in Wales.
It has been a busy summer as we have prepared for the expansion with a remodelling of both the classroom and football coaching curriculum.
FBB Head of Delivery Jasper Kain, said: “It is a really exciting time for us and important that we get it right. There were several key learnings that we took from our programme last year. Firstly that we need to start working with young people in their earliest years at secondary school. Secondly that we need to work with schools in geographical clusters so that we can enhance our impact in these areas. Lastly, that we need to offer more activities than just our weekly sessions after school. I am delighted that we have made big strides forward to welcoming many more young onto the FBB programme”
Head of Policy and Youth Engagement Joseph Watfa, visited The Elmgreen School this week and said “it is fantastic to get things underway with lots of new groups. There seems to be a new positive energy at our schools to learn and grow as a team.”
This summer some of our participants were lucky enough to go on reward trips to Wales, Scotland and Belgium and in the school term others got to interview some of their favourite football stars for FBB TV including Ramires, Mark Noble and Lianne Sanderson. This is all part of our aim to reward students for their commitment to the programme and improvements they have made at school.