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Nottingham North MP Alex Norris visits FITC’s Move and Learn project at Hempshill Hall Primary School

On Monday 2nd October, Hempshill Hall Primary School and Notts County Football in the Community welcomed Nottingham North Member of Parliament, Alex Norris, to the first Move and Learn session of the new academic year. Notts County FITC, in partnership with the English Football League Trust and Ferrero are delivering a +Sport Move and Learn Project which is a school-based educational programme for primary school children. It aims to encourage physical activity, promote nutritional education and build awareness of the importance of a healthy diet and active lifestyle.

In partnership with Ferrero, children at primary schools spend 45 minutes completing a practical session and 45 minutes in the classroom covering six different topics. These topics relate to the body, nutrition, the importance of exercise and information about food groups, in line with the recommendations outlined in the Government’s eat well plate. The +Sport Move and Learn Project is part of Ferrero’s global Kinder +Sport CSR initiative that has already encouraged 15 million children across the world to follow an active lifestyle.

Alex Norris MPAlex Norris, MP for Nottingham North made the trip to Hempshill Hall to meet his younger constituents “I had a great time at the event, but more importantly it was amazing to see first-hand the great work that’s being done for young people in our community, as well as showing how much fun can be had doing it!”

Move and Learn aims to support and enhance both the children’s physical and academic development of children who are currently working towards their SATS. To date, Notts County FITC has delivered the programme locally in more than 20 schools, with 1,300 children impacted. To build on this success, this year they will be reaching over 30 schools and 1,800 children.

Alex Norris added “Projects like the Move and Learn session play an incredibly important role for my younger constituents. Having such opportunities available to them not only helps to keep them fit and healthy, but also offers the chance for kids to develop friendships, interests and hobbies. Notts County Football in the Community projects help us combat obesity. Not only are we teaching people of all ages the values of eating well and staying active, and the dangers of being overweight and obese, it also makes them fun and accessible for all.”

Zara Lund, FITC’s Primary School Manager, is a huge supporter of the Kinder +Sport Move and Learn Project, saying “It’s vital that we educate children from a young age on a balanced diet and encourage an active lifestyle. The Kinder +Sport Move and Learn Project is a really fun and interactive project engaging thousands of children each year. I’m extremely proud to be able to support such an important programme”.

To find out more about our work in Primary Schools why not come to our Maximise Your Sport Funding event at community partner Broadway Cinema on Tuesday 14th November 2017. Contact Chloe Gibson: cg@nottscountyfitc.org.uk or call 0115 955 7215 to book your seats.