FBB is now running 10 bespoke programmes across eight schools in the United Kingdom. With innovative curriculum opportunities for participants, we look ahead at our plans for 2016, including football book reviews and match reports…
After a 2015 which saw FBB Schools grow ten fold we are now working across schools in London and Cardiff with age groups ranging from 9-16.
A significant development has been the creation of a specialised literacy curriculum, which combines the young people’s passion for football with a framework to improve their reading, writing and oracy. This term is building upon that with a focus upon each student writing their own football book review and learning how to write a match report.
Head of Delivery Jasper Kain said: “The expansion of the programme continues as we work with more young people in London than ever before. A big focus for us is the development of an educational provision that improves the literacy of young people through their passion for football. Our curriculum is innovative and attempts to ignite young people’s love for the game into developing the right habits to learn.
“The learning projects aim to create tangible opportunities for our participants to produce pieces of work for real life audiences. Whether it be commentating on a football match, writing a book review or making the necessary preparations for a youth football tour, we are keen to ensure that there is a real purpose behind their projects.”
The summer term will see the young people engage in a social action project enabling them to develop a local campaign at their school, before each group will have the opportunity to go on a football tour either in the UK or abroad.
Last year some of our participants were even lucky enough to meet some of their favourite football stars including Gary Neville, Branislav Ivanovic and Ramires, which is all part of our aim to reward students for their hard work.
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