Active Tameside partners with City in the Community to support schools

ACTIVE Tameside have launched a partnership with Manchester City’s Foundation, City in the Community to support its PE and school sport programme.

The programme currently delivers high quality physical education lessons, through a workforce of 25 PE and sports coaches to Tameside and High Peak primary schools with the overall objective of raising levels of attainment in PE and improving personal fitness throughout the school year.

The programme will be supported by CITC through the delivery of family cooking sessions, to educate parents and pupils on the importance of healthy eating and a balanced diet, along with literacy programmes, using the power of football and the club’s brand to enthuse and engage pupils.

Mike Green, head of City in the Community, said: “It’s great that City in the Community and Active Tameside can work together to support schools throughout Tameside.

“Physical activity has many benefits to a child’s growth and education and it’s fantastic to work with Active Tameside as we create more opportunities for young children in Tameside to play, learn and become more confident in their own abilities.”

City in the Community is now more than 30 years old, and with the support of passionate fans, uses the power of football to deliver programmes which address health, education and inclusion to over 30,000 individuals across Greater Manchester each year.

Chris Rushton, Active Tameside CEO, said: “We’re delighted to partner with CITC in delivering high quality PE for school children in Tameside and High Peak.

“This partnership reflects the need for family engagement in healthy lifestyle choices and will build on our success in recent years.”

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