Sunderland AFCs registered charity, the Foundation of Light has been engaging with students from Greenfield Community College during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Throughout these challenging times, schools are still preparing learning materials to ensure quality education for young people continues. In order to assist, the Foundation have been keen to support by offering and adapting the in-school packages to be facilitated online by specialist tutors.
It’s really positive that we’re able to use online delivery to still be able to support schools and offer learners something different whilst they’re in school.
Greenfield Community College have engaged with the highly successful Inspires project and students have been challenged to develop ways in which Sunderland AFC can continually communicate and connect with its fans during these current exceptional times in partnership with livin.
The year 7 students were given some information about Sunderland AFC and the Foundation of Light and were set a task. They explored their ideas and put this together in a suitable format to meet the ‘Dragons Den’ style pitch later in the process.
Katy Milne, Creative Director at Greenfield Community College added: “It’s great to engage the students with a meaningful enquiry that stimulates them to explore ideas and express themselves. It was good to see the ideas they came up with and I look forward to seeing these develop further as we connect again with Foundation of Light”.
The Inspires programme aims to positively engage and integrate Foundation staff into schools to support Gatsby Benchmarks to achieve school outcomes and develop participants life skills.
For further information about the Inspires programme or other secondary school engagements contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Written By Kay James
30 April 2020