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Respect workshops

29 October 2012

Learning through football


Over the past two years the Trust has worked with over 2,500 children through the Respect workshops helping children to learn in a fun and friendly way.

Oldham Athletic Community Trust are once again running there free Respect workshops, in partnership with npower, to local primary schools.

The workshops last for an hour, and include plenty of interaction between pupils and the Trust staff. Also included in the workshops are DVD clips and some drama work to round off the session. Working with the Football League Trust, npower has designed the Respect workshops to use young people’s love of football to encourage good behaviour. Through fun and interactive sessions in schools, children are taught how to:

        ·Identify unacceptable behaviour and its effect on others

        ·Develop an understanding of respect and how this can be taken into daily life

        ·See situations from other people’s perspective


The aim of the session is to help youngsters understand the consequences of their conduct on others and appreciate that their behaviour can affect not just themselves but others at school, home and in the community.


"The workshops have proved really popular with teachers, pupils and schools, and we look forward to working with our local schools once again this year to deliver the Respect message."

Martin Vose, Oldham Athletic Participation Officer, said: "Over the past two years we have delivered the workshops to over 2,500 children. The workshops are a fantastic and interactive way of getting across a very serious message to the children.


The workshops are aimed at years five and six and are totally free. For more information about the workshops, contact Martin Vose Community staff Martin Vose and Steve Roberts are pictured with pupils from St Joseph's Primary, Royton, at one of their Respect sessions.

or 07927 312 929.


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