Oldham Athletic Community Trust, in partnership with E-ACT academies Royton & Crompton and Oldham Academy North, have this week been out within the local community providing academy students with free physical activity packs.
The new initiative is part of the newly established 'Kicks @ Home' project, with students provided with the resources to stay active during the course of lockdown.
Martin Vose, OACT Head Of Community, commented: "We are delighted to work with both ERACA & TOAN on this particular element of our Kicks At Home initiative. By providing physical activity packs to students we aim to promote both physical and mental wellbeing.
"During these current conditions our usual PL Kicks delivery just isn’t possible, hence our Kicks At Home ideas. Over the coming weeks we`ll aim to continue to engage with our participants, in addition to new ones, in a variety of ways including online challenges, competitions and unique opportunities such as this."
EACT Royton & Crompton Headteacher, Andrea Atkinson, added: "We are proud to be working in partnership with OACT & TOAN for such a worthy cause in helping our students, their families and the wider community by providing resources and activities to promote physical and mental wellbeing for all."
Whilst, Oldham Academy North Headteacher, Rachael Haslam, stated: "We are excited to be working alongside the team at OACT to support the physical and mental wellbeing our students through this fantastic initiative. We are really looking forward to our students sharing their progress with the tasks through our social media pages. Hopefully some of students will be able to challenge the staff to compete against them."
This project works towards the launch of the recent 'We Are Oldham Together' initiative, which highlights the support given by Oldham Athletic and the Community Trust to the local community during the Covid-19 pandemic.
For further information on this, or any element of the work delivered by OACT, please email Martin.Vose@OACT.org.uk.