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Fresh support for Newcastle United Foundation’s PE programmes promoting health and happiness

More than a thousand North East children will be given the skills and support they need to stay active, healthy and happy thanks to fresh backing for Newcastle United Foundation’s charity work in schools.

A programme of tailored PE lessons for primary schools in Gateshead, Newcastle, Northumberland and North Tyneside are again being funded by Whitley Bay-based First Class Supply to be delivered by United’s official charity until 2023.

Independent education recruitment specialists First Class Supply began supporting the Foundation this season, united by a common goal to provide high-quality teaching and learning for the region’s young people.

Working together, the partnership is preparing to engage more than 1,140 primary schools pupils through First Class Skills sessions.

The one-hour First Class Skills PE lessons are delivered in schools twice a week by Newcastle United Foundation’s Primary Education team, providing professional and engaging sports coaching.

The sessions will culminate in a multi-sports festival when safe to do so, bringing together young participants from 12 different schools across the region for a competitive tournament.

Steve Beharall, Head of Newcastle United Foundation, said: “We are thrilled to be partnering with First Class Supply, a link that is underpinned by their 16 years’ experience as an independent business in the North East.

“As a Foundation, we are proud to work in schools across the region and to engage and inspire children of all ages and abilities to achieve their potential through PE, PSHE, literacy and numeracy.

“First Class Skills sessions will equip hundreds of primary school children with new techniques that they can look forward to applying during a multi-sports festival for all our young participants.”

The multi-sports festival will include a girls’ football competition and a mixed multi-sports event, allowing pupils to have fun with the new skills picked up during sessions with the Foundation and First Class Supply.

Lesley Robinson, Director at First Class Supply, said: “First Class Supply are delighted to have been education partners with Newcastle United Foundation for over ten years now, assisting them to deliver numerous projects to enhance the lives of countless children throughout the North East.

“We are proud and excited to support them in this fantastic new initiative.”

For more information on Newcastle United Foundation’s schools programmes, bringing the curriculum to life for pupils aged four to 18, email liam.atkin@nufc.co.uk


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